Assembly to consider child care support program at next meeting


December 8, 2022

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is expected to take a look at adopting a trial program to support local child care providers in Petersburg at its next meeting.

The Education Incentive Program, modeled after the Hiring, Educating, and Retaining Teaching Staff (HEARTS) Program implemented in Juneau, aims to increase retention, encourage child care professionals to continue their educations, and improve quality of care.

The program would award tiered bonuses every six months to child care educators based on their level of education ranging from $2,000 per year to $5,000 per year for full-time...

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