Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates
LOUISVILLE, KY – Now more than ever, we know that parents rely on safe, affordable child care to be able to work. Even before the pandemic, Kentucky parents lacked child care options, especially families of color and those in rural parts of the state. Today, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee passed Senate Bill 148, sponsored by Senator Danny Carroll, as an important first step to strengthen local options for families seeking child care within regulated home-based family child care.
Kentucky has experienced a dramatic decline in the number of family child care home providers, and SB 148 begins to address gaps in accessible child care options for working parents and local economies. We thank Senator Carroll for championing this legislation and we look forward to continuing efforts on expanding and strengthening family child care options throughout Kentucky.
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About Kentucky Youth Advocates
Kentucky Youth Advocates believes all children deserve to be safe, healthy, and secure. As THE independent voice for Kentucky’s children, we work to ensure policymakers create investments and policies that are good for children. Learn more at www.kyyouth.org.