child care http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Child Care Subsidy to Cover 6,000 More Families. Here Are Some Details. http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-child-care-subsidy-cover-6000-more-families-here-are-some-details <p>The state will expand a child care subsidy to cover an estimated 6,000 more low-income working families starting in August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday evening.</p><p>Kentucky cut the Child Care Assistance Program last year because of a budget shortfall, causing <a href="/post/drastic-cuts-kentucky-child-care-assistance-leave-low-income-families-few-options">thousands of children to lose eligibility </a>and leading to <a href="/post/new-funds-kentucky-child-care-subsidy-may-not-reach-families-until-august">financial struggles for day care operators.</a></p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:51:31 +0000 Joseph Lord 9616 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Child Care Subsidy to Cover 6,000 More Families. Here Are Some Details. What's Next as Kentucky Begins Restoring Its Child Care Subsidy Program http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-kentucky-begins-restoring-its-child-care-subsidy-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ecause of action by the General Assembly in the just-closed legislative session, m</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ore low-income working Kentucky families will be eligible for the state's subsidy to help &nbsp;them cover child care costs, state officials said.</span></p><p>But the state agency that runs the Child Care Assistance Program is still "analyzing options" for how to implement the increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year, officials tell WFPL.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9187 at http://wfpl.org What's Next as Kentucky Begins Restoring Its Child Care Subsidy Program Child Care Agency Board Rejects Proposal to Hire Gays http://wfpl.org/post/child-care-agency-board-rejects-proposal-hire-gays <p>The board that runs Kentucky's largest private child care agency has voted against a proposed policy change that would allow for the hiring of gay employees.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A statement from Sunrise Children's Services on Friday says the board of directors voted to maintain its current hiring practice, which informs job applicants that the agency does not hire gays.</span></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:06:55 +0000 Associated Press 7490 at http://wfpl.org Child Care Agency Board Rejects Proposal to Hire Gays Advocates Rally in Frankfort to Restore Funding for Child Care http://wfpl.org/post/advocates-rally-frankfort-restore-funding-child-care <p>With Kentucky lawmakers convening this week for a special session on redistricting, lobbyists are also gathering at the Capitol.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Education is not on the special session agenda, but advocates today asked legislators to restore funding that was cut from child and kinship care programs. &nbsp; &nbsp;The funding was slashed to offset a $86 million budget shortfall.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:10:02 +0000 Stu Johnson|Kentucky Public Radio 6519 at http://wfpl.org Advocates Rally in Frankfort to Restore Funding for Child Care Judge Orders State to Resume Subsidy Payments to 18 Sanctioned Day Cares in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/judge-orders-state-resume-subsidy-payments-18-sanctioned-day-cares-louisville <p>A Franklin Circuit Court judge has ordered a state agency to resume payments for a subsidy program to <a href="/post/state-revokes-licenses-least-17-louisville-day-cares-withholds-subsidy-payments">18 Louisville child care centers notified last month that they were being pulled from the program</a> after a fraud investigation.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5109 at http://wfpl.org Judge Orders State to Resume Subsidy Payments to 18 Sanctioned Day Cares in Louisville Report: Kentucky Ranks 39th in U.S. for State of Child Care Centers http://wfpl.org/post/report-kentucky-ranks-39th-us-state-child-care-centers <p>Kentucky ranks 39th in the U.S. for the state of its child care centers—earning high marks for posting complaint records online but poor marks for not &nbsp;requiring center directors to have bachelor's degrees, says a new report.</p><p>The report, from Child Care Aware of America, said Kentucky could improve its child care center's regulations by requiring state and federal fingerprints for checking criminal backgrounds and changing its educational requirements for lead teachers.</p><p>The report also suggests that Kentucky adjust its ratios for staff to children.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:34:07 +0000 Joseph Lord 4939 at http://wfpl.org Report: Kentucky Ranks 39th in U.S. for State of Child Care Centers