Guest Editorial -- Child Care Advocates (2/21/13) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Guest Editorial -- Child Care Advocates (2/21/13)

It is rare that a guest in this position can break a news story. Within the next eight months Kentucky will see a loss of 2,400 jobs from an industry the state is choosing to decimate. 1,200 of these jobs will be lost in Louisville. Hundreds of licensed child care centers will be forced to operate at fifty to sixty percent capacity and many will simply shut down.

Sadly, the Cabinet for Health and Welfare has caused an uncertain future for thousands of parents and children. Today, right now, these youngest Kentuckians are having their minds developed by professionals who work for the thousands of licensed child care centers throughout our Commonwealth. In a few months who really knows who will be giving care to these same children?

This projected news story can be bypassed. The Knights in armor that can change this are elected, sworn and serve in the Capitol. This Governor and General Assembly have a history of helping the most vulnerable, be they old or toddlers. Working together, these men and women can find the funding. They can save the Child Care Assistance Program.

We at Child Care Advocates of Kentucky plead for you to call and/or email the Governor and General Assembly with your support. Tell today's leaders to restore funding for the children.

I'm Steve Magre and that's my Point of View.

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