The growth in overall child population as well as growth in the number of young school age children, the increasing turnover of childcare staff, and the increasing number of childcare facilities are all factors that impact the number of complaints in childcare facilities. In order to ensure that children in day care settings are properly protected, this exceptional item requests funding for an additional 20 Child Care Licensing staff to increase the monitoring, training, and technical assistance activity for licensed centers, and to ensure the necessary staffing level needed to address investigations.

Additionally, there is a need for broader monitoring of the more than 5,100 foster homes verified by private child-placing agencies and the more than 3,400 foster homes verified by CPS. This item requests funding for an additional 12 Residential Child Care Licensing staff to perform routine monitoring of foster homes and provide technical assistance and training that would assist them in improving the care of children.

Funding Request

FY 2006
FY 2007
Total $1,477,950 $1,345,539 $2,823,489
Number of FTEs 32.0 32.0  
Method of Financing:      
General Revenue $188,475 $131,905 $320,380
Federal Funds $1,289,475 $1,213,634 $2,503,109

Program Impact

FY 2006
FY 2007
Number of Inspections 4,057 4,069

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