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Child care officials say they are facing a staffing crisis

Child care providers say Connecticut needs additional federal resources to help address the industry's long-standing staffing challenges, which have been exacerbated by the uptick in COVID-19 cases and the overall labor shortage. During a news conference Monday, the president and CEO of a Waterbury area agency that provides child care said the state cannot fix the problem alone. Beth Bye, commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, said Connecticut would receive $168 million in the first fiscal year for child care services under the Build Back Better legislation proposed in Washington. She said about 100 classrooms are currently shuttered due to staffing issues.

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