Because you spoke out like never before, lawmakers heard you loud and clear. With nearly 20,000 messages sent in support of Senate Bill 148, despite a veto by the Governor, we're excited to announce that the child care legislation we've been working on together throughout the session was passed!
We know that access to high quality, accessible and affordable early care and education is critical to the hundreds of thousands who depend on this essential service daily. Senate Bill 148 supports child care programs in Kentucky by increasing group and classroom sizes back to normal, allows for appropriate combining of children at certain times of the day, requires new emergency regulations to be in place for future state declared emergencies and makes it easier for family child care homes to start up, which is greatly needed in many parts of our state where there are few child care options.
We couldn't have done it without you. THANK YOU!
We look forward to continuing to work with you to create a healthier future for Kentucky's kids.
Shannon Smith and Melissa Brown
Your Kentucky AHA Advocacy Team