Kansas proposes childcare changes to help meet a statewide demand

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Kansas Governor Laura and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment today announced proposed changes to childcare regulations, potentially expanding care across the state.

The suggested changes would allow licensed home providers to increase the number of children they care for if certain safety conditions are met. These changes would align the State with the national average child-to-provider ratio.

“I think it’s wonderful that the government is trying to increase the number of slots of child care and improve it that it’s that Crawford County in particular really needs some more child care slots to be available,” said Lorene Hoffman, Childcare Specialist.

Officials say an informational meeting for licensed home providers will be held in an online-only format on October 24th from 6-7 p.m.

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