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Are You Kidding Me?

In Kansas, the average cost to place an infant in a child care center per year is $10,955. Compare that to $9,227 – the annual cost for public college tuition. (Are you kidding me? You shouldn’t have to take a second mortgage out on...

More Than a Time Out

Most successful criminals elude law enforcement because they know how not to get caught. They try to blend in by behaving in ways that convince others that they are not a threat. They also rely on a lack of evidence to convict them and...

On Top of Things

Missouri’s Child Care and Development Fund offers daycare subsidies for low-income families with parents who work or are receiving job training. The owner of a Kansas City, Missouri daycare center signed up to be a provider under the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department...

The Numbers Don’t Add Up

Child daycare providers not only take care of the basic needs of children while their parents or guardians are at work, they also read to them, teach them the alphabet and simple math, and make sure they get some playtime. (As a parent, it’s...

California Scheming

A Lancaster, California day care operator who conspired with her daughters to commit child care fraud has been sentenced following a plea agreement. Cathy Denice Pullum received four years in prison and, with daughters Ashley Ann Collins and Taylor Louise Lind, must pay about...

Cashing in on Kids

If you are a parent that requires supervision for your child during the day, you want a program that ensures your child is well cared for in a safe and healthy educational environment by qualified child care staff. As a discerning parent, you know...

Deflating Fraud

The Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care. The purpose of the program is to provide good care for children while their parents work or pursue an education that can eventually help...

My Evil Twin Did It

TheIndyChannel.com recently featured a story about a former state worker who, when accused of defrauding the government of $15,000, blamed it on her evil twin. Seriously... I can't make this stuff up. According to the story, a former employee of the Indiana Department of...

Food for Thought

Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious food to young children, older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons in institutions such as day care centers and group homes. (This is definitely food for thought –...

Is There a Fraudster Under the Bed?

For every child who fears going to sleep because of a monster under the bed, there's likely a parent shining a flashlight to scare it away. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently shined a light...
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