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Kentucky Child Care Advisory Council

Department: Cabinet for Health & Family Services
Authority: KRS 199.8983
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: The council shall have two (2) co-chairpersons. One (1) co-chairperson shall be the commissioner of the department, or designee, and one (1) co-chairperson shall be elected by the voting members of the council.
Description: The mission of the Child Care Advisory Council is to give child care providers and advocates throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky the opportunity to advise the Cabinet on matters that affect the operations, funding, licensing and certification of child care outlined in the Child Care Development Block Grant. The CCAC offers guidance to the Cabinet in developing and promoting methods to improve quality, access, affordability and positive outcomes for all children participating in child care services throughout the state. The CCAC acts as the bridge between providers and the Cabinet to build collaboration to positively impact children.
Composition: There is hereby created the Kentucky Child Care Advisory Council to be composed of eighteen (18) members. The members appointed by the Governor shall serve a term of three (3) years. The appointed members of the council shall be geographically and culturally representative of the population of the Commonwealth. For administrative purposes, the council shall be attached to the department. The members shall be as follows: (a) The commissioner of the department, or designee; (b) Four (4) members appointed by the Governor representing child-care center providers licensed pursuant to this chapter; (c) Two (2) members appointed by the Governor representing family child-care home providers licensed pursuant to this chapter; (d) Three (3) members appointed by the Governor who are parents, de facto custodians, guardians, or legal custodians of children receiving services from child-care centers or family child-care homes licensed pursuant to this chapter; (e) Three (3) members appointed by the Governor from the private sector who are knowledgeable about education, health, and development of children; (f) The director of the Division of Child Care within the department, or designee, as a nonvoting ex officio member; (g) The commissioner of education, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, or designee, as a nonvoting ex officio member; (h) The executive director of the Governor's Office of Early Childhood, or designee, as a nonvoting ex officio member; (i) The commissioner of the Department for Public Health within the cabinet, or designee, as a nonvoting ex officio member; and (j) The state fire marshal, Public Protection Cabinet, or designee, as a nonvoting ex officio member.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: The council shall meet at least quarterly and at other times upon call of the cochairpersons.
Number of Members: 18
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          275 E. Main St. 3C-F
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dcbs/dcc/Pages/ccac.aspx
Phone: 502-564-2524
Fax: 502-564-3464

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Porter, Patricia A.6/15/20186/24/2021Member; representing family child care home providersHardin
Edwards, Twylynn Gail6/15/20186/24/2021Member; representing child care center providersGrayson
Hood, Dr. Amy S.6/15/20186/24/2021Member; representing the private sector who are knowledgeable about education, health, and development of childrenButler
Avery, Linda J.11/4/20156/24/2018Member; representing family child care home providers
Glover, April M.11/4/20156/24/2018Member; representing parents and/or guardians receiving services in licensed centers or certified homesPulaski
Vaught, Erica D.11/4/20156/24/2018Member; representing parents and/or guardians receiving services in licensed centers or certified homesPulaski
Gipson, Kimberley Anne4/12/20186/24/2018Member; representing child care center providersFayette
Bowman, Brenda6/15/20186/24/2021Member; representing the private sector who are knowledgeable about education, health and development of cildrenJefferson
Woodall, Sandra Lynn6/15/20186/24/2021Member; representing child care center providersKenton
Bell, ChristaEx-officio; Director, Division of Child Care
Johnson, Adria1/8/2016Member
Lewis, Wayne D.4/18/2018Ex-officio
Hampton, LindaEx-officio
Howard, Dr. Jeffrey D. Jr.6/1/2018Ex-officio
Haney, MikeEx-officio
Smith, Zachary10/2/20186/24/2021Member, representing parents of children receiving services from child-care centersCampbell
Thomas, Rebecca9/12/20196/24/2021Member, representing childcare center providersOldham
Smart, Kimberly Anne10/3/20196/24/2021Member, representing child-care center providersFayette

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