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How do you feel about this use of AARA dollars?

I work for an organization that has received a portion of the AARA dollars that were ear marked for child care quality improvement. Long story short...we're being directed by a state entity to use a good portion of the money our county received (about $155,000) to purchase new cribs for home child care providers in light of the drop-down crib recalls. We're permitted to use some of the funds ($85,000) for normal quality improvement activities like training/professional development and materials but the state entity would like most of the money to be used for cribs.

Knowing that those dollars were earmarked for quality improvement by the feds, do you think this is a good use of those dollars?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on Jun. 6, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (3)
  • are you in MI? I work with child care providers in MI....
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:46 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Shouldn't child care providers provide their own furniture?
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 6:53 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • they do, but with the full ban on drop sided cribs many providers can't afford to go out and replace all their cribs at once, especially large centers
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 7:15 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

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