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11:43 am
Fri March 29, 2013

State Agency Identifies 18th Louisville Day Care to Get License Revocation Letter

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The last of the 18 child care centers to have its license to operate revoked by the state regulating agency is Small Smiles Day Care on South Seventh Street Road in Louisville.

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6:53 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Louisville Parents Already Pinched by Possible Day Care Closures

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The possible closure of at least 17 Louisville child care centers investigated by a state agency is already causing difficulties for parents who depend on their services—and an advocate is questioning why the state hadn't took action earlier.

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6:37 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Read | Letters Sent to Kentucky Child Care Centers Regarding Alleged Violations

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is withholding payments to 18 child care centers for a subsidy program for low-incoming working families after a year-long investigation.

Here are 17 of the letters:

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Local News
4:08 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

State Revokes Licenses for at Least 17 Louisville Day Cares, Withholds Subsidy Payments

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services sent letters dated Wednesday to 18 Kentucky child care centers—at least 17 in Louisville—notifying them that their state licenses to operate were being revoked.

The child care centers have 20 calendar days to appeal. The child care centers can stay open during this time period, the cabinet said.

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4:42 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Advocates Call for General Assembly to Intervene as Child Care Assistance Cuts Loom

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Community activists on Wednesday asked Kentucky state senators to find ways to stave off drastic cuts to a program that gives financial assistance to low-income families for child care costs while parents work or go to school.

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8:00 am
Sun February 3, 2013

Drastic Cuts to Kentucky Child Care Assistance Leave Low-Income Families With Few Options

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Shironda Young waited two years to get her job as a cook. It's become the best job she's ever had.

Now, Young may have to give the job up because of recently announced cuts to a state program that gives financial assistance for child care to low-income working families.  Young cooks for a university; she doesn't work in the summer. The staff at the day care for her four children have told her that she'll likely be denied entry into Kentucky's Child Care Assistance Program when she reapplies in fall 2013.

"I'll probably have to quit my job," Young said. "I absolutely have nobody to watch my kids. I can't afford day care—it's like $500 a week."

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