Child Care Costs Expected to Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Secretary of State’s office is warning that child care costs are about to rise. Oregon is already the most expensive state in the country for center-based infant care — about $13,000 a year. Enrolling a four-year-old can still cost as much as $10,000. According to this new audit, new federal … Continue reading »

Child Safety Protection Month

November is Child Safety Protection Month, which covers everything from keeping children safe at home to making sure they know the rules at school. Felicity Elworthy from Southern Oregon Head Start talks with NewsWatch12 about their health literacy program for parents.

Fiscal Cliff Could Cause School Cuts

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local Head Start teachers fear for young children as we move closer to the edge of the fiscal cliff. If the federal government can’t prevent those automatic cuts, twenty one Southern Oregon Head Start facilities would have funding reduced, reducing capacity by 50 kids. More than 300 kids in Jackson and Josephine … Continue reading »