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Local News
4:06 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Child Care Agency Board Rejects Proposal to Hire Gays

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.

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.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Advocates Rally in Frankfort to Restore Funding for Child Care

With Kentucky lawmakers convening this week for a special session on redistricting, lobbyists are also gathering at the Capitol. 

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.    The funding was slashed to offset a $86 million budget shortfall. 

Children’s Alliance President Michelle Sanborn says given Kentucky’s $70 million surplus at the end of the last fiscal year,  some funding should now be restored.

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Local News
6:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Judge Orders State to Resume Subsidy Payments to 18 Sanctioned Day Cares in Louisville

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A Franklin Circuit Court judge has ordered a state agency to resume payments for a subsidy program to 18 Louisville child care centers notified last month that they were being pulled from the program after a fraud investigation.

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Local News
6:34 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Report: Kentucky Ranks 39th in U.S. for State of Child Care Centers

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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  requiring center directors to have bachelor's degrees, says a new report.

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.

The report also suggests that Kentucky adjust its ratios for staff to children.

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