Health Insurance Poll

Posted: August 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: News, Survey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


The Top 5 Reasons Cutting Child Care in KY is Such a Bad Idea

Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News, Susan's Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

5. It’s hard to improve quality if child care programs can’t afford to stay open. 

4. Thousands of child care staff will lose their jobs. 
 
3. Good child care is all about school readiness. 
 
2. 62% of parents with children under 5 are in the work force and need child care 
 
1. KY kids deserve better
 
 
Susan A. Vessels
Executive Director
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)

Child Care Cuts – Take Action Now!

Posted: February 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Tell your legislator to keep KY families working

Take Action!






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.


Little Kids Shouldn’t Take the Big Cuts.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Tell Frankfort To Rethink Cuts to Child Care.

Yesterday the Cabinet of Health and Human Services announced deep cuts in child care assistance which would take effect in April. Everyone knows parents with young children need child care in order to work.  Kentucky’s economy is weak enough. Now is not the time to make it more difficult for parents to get and keep a job!

  • Effective April 1, 2013 the state will not accept new applications from low income working families seeking assistance.
  • Effective July 1, 2013 income eligibility for current participants will be dramatically reduced  — in fact, families would have to live below the poverty line to receive assistance (i.e, low wage workers would no longer receive assistance).

Immediate action is needed! There is a direct connection between parents’ ability to work and our economy.  The last thing we need is increased unemployment.  This isn’t good for kids and it’s not good for business.

Please click Take Action to send an editable, prewritten message to the Governor, and forward this email on to 2 additional friends, colleagues, clients, or family members and ask them to take action too.  It’s very important that the Governor hears from as many people as possible.  Thank you.


Kentucky Alliance for Shared Services

Posted: May 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »


WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE BIRTH OF THE KENTUCKY ALLIANCE FOR SHARED SERVICES

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

It’s here and Child Care Providers are Going to Love It!

Ever since we heard about the Shared Service concept we’ve been working on making it a reality for child care providers in Kentucky.

So what is it?

 It is a user friendly website that has all of the things you need to make your job easier and your program better.

 Want to lower your food bills? It does that.

 Want a video that shows staff how important hand washing is and how to do it? It does that.

 Need some help writing or updating your parent handbook? It’s here.

 Kentucky regulations? How to talk to a parent about lice? What questions to ask in an interview of a new staff? Check. Check. And Check.

 Sample personnel policies, Program Marketing, Budgeting, Developmental Check Lists…….. It’s all here and ready to go.

How do you access this jewel? Easy.  Click Here to purchase your annual subscription now!




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