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Despite increase, House budget won’t save Kentucky child care from ‘cliff,’ advocates say

BY: - February 1, 2024

FRANKFORT — Faith Lutheran Learning Center, a child care provider in Lexington, is already operating on a budget deficit.  And while the GOP budget that came out of the House Thursday does some good for child care, center director Charla Heersche said it’s not enough to keep her out of the red. COVID-era federal dollars […]

Kentuckians support more public spending for child care, survey finds

BY: - August 17, 2023

Most Kentucky voters surveyed in June said access to high-quality child care is essential to their ability to work, but they say the state isn’t doing enough to ensure they have it.  Also, 75% of parents and 64% of voters are more likely to vote for a governor candidate in November who supports access to […]

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Child care — the ‘workforce behind the workforce’ — is in crisis in Kentucky

BY: - March 22, 2023

Kentucky lawmakers, concerned that the state has half the workers it needs, cut unemployment benefits to force those who lose jobs to get back to work quicker and set up a program to get ex-inmates directly from prisons into jobs. But a direct, long-overdue way to beef up the workforce would be to provide affordable […]