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Checks to be issued to daycare providers

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Department of Public Health says payments to childcare centers will be issued out soon. According to chief human administrator for the Division of Public Welfare Linda Susuico, there is a slight delay because the program underwent some changes to the model care center rates which needed to be recalculated. In addition, she says they're in the process of updating their systems.

"Currently the childcare system is not automated, so we use an Excel worksheet to determine eligibility," she explained.  "Upon the determination of eligibility, the information is keyed into another work sheet which generates the certificates. And upon certificates for payment, it's entered into another excel worksheet to process for direct payment. So it's tedious."

As of yesterday, Public Health sent down over $194,000 for the Department of Aministration to be processed to these centers. Susuico says those costs will cover service months from July through September. Checks could be issued out in the next couple of days.

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