Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Mike Hammons, vice president of advocacy at Learning Grove, and Dr. Sarah Vanover, director of Kentucky’s Division of Child Care, to discuss the realities facing the child care sector, what federal investments are still needed to support child care centers, and information for families on setting realistic expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Child care centers and families can find information on available supports via the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Check out GROWING SOUND, which uses the power of music to build children’s social and emotional skills.

This is part of a series of conversations where we examine the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kentucky kids and the systems that influence their lives – health care, education, early childhood education and care, child welfare, youth justice, economic security, and more.