Tell your legislator to keep KY families working
Congratulations! You’re making a difference! Over 1000 messages, hundreds of phone calls and hundreds of names on petitions have all been sent to the Governor regarding the impending $86 million cut to child care.
Now that we have Frankfort’s attention, we need to move our message throughout the General Assembly and demand immediate action. If keeping citizens working is a priority of our elected officials, then the General Assembly and Governor Beshear must find the resources to protect that priority!
Kentucky’s extremely fragile childcare system, like all small business, depends on a precarious balance of profit and loss, economic conditions, and a competitive marketplace. These 2,400 small businesses employ 12,500 people who earn an average wage of a little over $19,000. It also enables the parents of 65 percent of our children under the age of five to go to work every day. Not just low-income parents, all parents.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family services warns that these cuts will result in more parents out of work because they cannot afford child care. According to the Cabinet, the cuts could mean as many as 28,000 fewer children will be served each month.
On Thursday, February 7 thousands of advocates will descend on the Capitol to meet with legislators and show their support for Kentucky’s children and families. On that day our message will be clear: Child care is not a luxury; it’s a necessity for all working families.
If you are interested in attending there is still time to register. If you are unable to attend please let your voice be heard by taking action and sending this message to your legislators.
The news of massive budget cuts this week makes us all ask if kids count in Kentucky. That is a haunting question given the deep cuts to children’s supports on Tuesday, January 29. Next Thursday, February 7, is Children’s Advocacy Day (CAD) at the Capitol. It is THE day to make your voice heard for kids. Whatever your passion – fending off those Cabinet cuts; child fatalities due to abuse and neglect; human trafficking of young people – CAD is the place and the time to make a difference.
Children’s Advocacy Day Schedule
- 9:00-9:30am: Check-in and Register on the second floor mezzanine in the Capitol
- 9:30-10:15am: Kick-off rally in the Capitol Rotunda with youth speakers and performers
- 10:15-12:00pm: Meet with your legislators, and view artowrk in the tunnel
- 12:00-2:00pm: Mini-seminars on the 2013 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children in Annex Room 125. View the schedule of topics and speakers here.
- 2:00pm: View the House or Senate in session
Whether you plan to stay for the day or just come for an hour, your presence and your voice will make a difference.
See you at the Capitol!
Jefferson County child care providers and parents can utilize this tool to find all of the transportation information they need.
It is the day set aside each year to remember those who have given their lives in combat for our country throughout the years. It might be a grandparent, uncle, neighbor, friend of your parent’s. Many families have cookouts, go camping for the first time this season. It is traditionally, the kick-off off summer. Some kids will already be out of school while others may get out in a day or two. The younger child probably thinks of it as a picnic day or a day when the family gets together. As you take attendance or have circle time, ask each child what their family is going to do for the holiday.
Bring the Family Out for STORYTIME!
Storytellers will engage audiences with
Fairy Tales & Multi-cultural Folktales!
We invite your family to ANY of the Storytimes listed below!
*~*All Storytimes are FREE and open to the public*~*
Saturday, May 19th @ Old Louisville SpringFest
10:30am-10:50am and 11:15am-11:35am
Tuesday, July 3rd @ 2:00 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Fern Creek Branch
6768 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40291
Tuesday, July 10th @ 2:30 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Jeffersontown Branch
10635 Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40299
Saturday, July 14th @ 11:00 am
Louisville Free Public Library – St. Matthews Branch
3940 Grandview Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
Tuesday, August 7th @ 2:30 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Bon Air Branch
2816 Del Rio Place
Louisville, Kentucky 40220
BE SURE TO MENTION THAT BLUE APPLE SENT YOU!!
Why Tell Stories?
Stories Can Help Children:
Motivate interest in reading
Cope with stress
Appreciate his/her own cultural heritage, as well as others
Form judgments and values
If you have any further questions please contact Heather Burns at Heather@blueappleplayers.org
Sign up at www.sullivan.edu/student-activities click on the “Get Involved” tab and complete the Event Registration Form
Sign up in the Student Services office on the Main Campus
Contact Kim Richardson at 502-413-8610 or Vicki Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol is the opportunity to show legislators that Kentucky cares about its children and youth, and talk with them about the most pressing issues Kentucky’s kids are facing today. Join us for the 8th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Any and all are welcome to take a stand and raise their voice. Elected officials, social workers, teachers, law enforcement officers, judges, doctors, public health experts, therapists, members of the military, seniors, and kids will all come together to rally on children’s issues at the Capitol Rotunda and talk to legislators about the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children agenda.
Advocates, policymakers and experts in all areas of child well-being will gather in cities across Kentucky for the 2011 Step Up for Kids Regional Conference Series to learn about the 2012 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Agenda, and to prepare for the 8th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Attend an event in your region to discuss the issues facing Kentucky’s kids and families, learn more about the solutions presented in the Blueprint Agenda, and find out how to raise your voice in your community, in Frankfort in order to make positive changes for children.
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Art Show Dates: September 30th October 1st [10-6] & October 2nd [10-5]
For more information about the show visit http://www.stjamescourtartshow.com/