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It's Time For Your Voice To Be Heard

The 2023 Kansas legislative session is reaching the halfway point, and important early care and education policy decisions are being discussed.


On Wednesday, March 1st CCPC learned that SB 282 was introduced.


SB 282, "AN ACT concerning the department of health and environment; relating to

licensure of child care facilities; day care homes and child care centers; establishing license capacity and staff-to-child ratios; lowering license fees and training requirements; required age of child care center staff; creating a process for day care facility licensees to apply for temporary waiver of certain statutory requirements; authorizing the secretary to develop and operate pilot programs to increase day care facility availability and capacity; amending K.S.A. 65-503, 65-505, 65-508 and 65-512 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 48-3406 and repealing the existing

sections."


Yesterday, Thursday, March 2nd the bill was referred to the Committe of Commerece and Wednesday, March 8th this bill will be discussed in hearing.


Things are moving FAST and you need to stay informed.


Please take time to read through the proposed changes in SB 282.


Represenative from CCPC are in the process of understanding the full details to give guidance. CCPC will send a representative to the hearing on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 10:30am. If you are interested in communicating with your Congress person in the meantime, you may do so here.


Over the next few days we will be posting information on the bill as we receive it. Please do not be afraid to ask questions. We are here to help you through this process.


You can learn more about the bill begin discussed from our friends at Kansas Action for Children.


Your voice will make a difference, either written or in person!






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