Later today, Wednesday May 27th, the Joint Finance Committee is scheduled to discuss the child care topics within the proposed budget for the Department of Children and Families. Beginning at 1pm, the committee will discuss items including: the Wisconsin Shares subsidy program, the quality rating system, the R.E.W.A.R.D. ™ WISCONSIN stipend program, and the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN scholarship program. You can view the entire list of topics here and watch the meeting live on the Wisconsin Eye website.
Although the meeting is scheduled to begin at 1pm, the committee often begins their discussions later in the day (yesterday they began around 8:30 pm). Due to late start times, child care items may be pushed back until tomorrow. Keep checking back as we update our blog on these discussions. Follow the new Wisconsin budget blog for up to the minute happenings- and newly revised start times- at this, and every, Joint Finance Committee executive session.