Baby's death in Ossining raises questions about child care services
The death of 5-month-old Monica Yunga is raising questions about child care facilities.
The Ossining facility where she was found dead was an unlicensed care center for six other children, all under the age of 2.
For many parents, the ability to entrust their children to licensed facilities is not easy due to financial constraints.
Last year, County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) cut $1.5 million in child care funding, forcing many parents to make difficult decisions about the care of their children.
Officials say the funding has been restored for next year, easing the burden for many parents. However, officials also want to add the requirement that parents receiving the financial assistance choose a licensed child care facility.
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