Child Development, Inc. ran into financial shortfalls trying to make payroll on January 26, 2012. The Board voted to relinquish control of its Head Start, Early Head Start, and state child development programs in early February.
Employees of Child Development have now become employees of Community Development Institute of Denver.
Since then, the company (Child Development) has again missed a pay period for both federal- and state-funded employees.
According to the Arkansas Department of Labor, the $400,000+ payroll debt owed by Child Development, Inc. does not include the second missed pay period.
A tentative meeting between the Department of Labor and Child Development Inc.'s lawyer is scheduled for Friday to review what assets the organization currently has in addition to its total debt.
In the meantime, CDI employees are putting resources, legal advice, and other information out on Facebook to coordinate with one another across the state. To find that Facebook group, click here.