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Childcare Management Articles and Perspectives

Looking for the latest developments and thought leadership about the childcare industry and childcare management software? You’ve come to the right place. Find recent articles written by members of Controltec leadership team below.

Childcare Fraud in Oklahoma

May 27, 2018 | Norbert Haupt   Here is an article in the Muskogee Phoenix, a local paper in Oklahoma, about a woman who was convicted of a felony for childcare subsidy fraud. Subsidized childcare programs are intended to assist low-income families. In this case, the woman underreported her family’s income, making her eligible for […]

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Minnesota Childcare Subsidy Fraud Update

May 19, 2018   Here is another interesting article about childcare fraud in the Minnesota StarTribune. This is about a specific initiative by the news media in Minnesota, but the problem persists throughout the United States. We have found that if there is no positive feedback loop that ensures that children in care actually exist and […]

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To Raise or Not to Raise The Minimum Wage

April 7, 2016 | Norbert Haupt   I do not believe that raising the minimum wage solves the problem. There are three main thoughts that this Facebook Meme triggered: Raising the minimum wage artificially by government action does not work in the end. It tries to solve a problem with a short-term solution. At the […]

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Childcare Costs and the Minimum Wage

December 30, 2015 | Norbert Haupt   I have been vocal about my opposition to raising of the minimum wage. I don’t think raising the minimum wage artificially works. Here is an example from the real world. I happen to work in the subsidized childcare business. In California, as cited in this example, and all […]

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Wisconsin Subsidized Childcare Moves to Parent-Pay System

October 20, 2015 | Norbert Haupt   Starting in the fall of 2015, Wisconsin’s subsidized childcare program, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Family (DCF), will start paying for subsidized childcare by depositing the funds on a debit card to parents, and the parents in turn will use those funds to pay the […]

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Why Early Education is Important

July 23, 2015 | Norbert Haupt   Last week I had the good fortune and honor to be in the audience when the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, addressed a roomful of early education professionals. It was refreshing to hear a cabinet-level person talk about the federal government’s commitment to […]

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Minnesota Crack Down on Childcare Subsidy Fraud

July 8, 2015 | Norbert Haupt   According to the StarTribune, state investigators in Minnesota have uncovered a fraud pattern abusing the childcare subsidy program intended for poor families. Childcare providers have been found to actively recruit low-income parents as employees of the providers in exchange for enrolling their own children using subsidized childcare funds. Controltec’s […]

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California Providers Continue to Push for Unionization

July 8, 2015 | Norbert Haupt   In California, there are new initiatives underway to unionize in-home childcare providers. The arguments for both sides are powerful. This article in The Sacramento Bee outlines the background of the drive to unionize, and the reasons why providers are interested. Sometimes providers have trouble getting reimbursed by the Alternative Payment […]

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