For Immediate Release
October 25, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Kansas Childcare in the 21st Century”
Listening Tour Dates, Week of Oct. 29

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will host three sessions of the Kansas Childcare in the 21st Century” listening tour from 6:30-9 p.m. on the following dates during the upcoming week . Members of the media and the public are invited and encouraged to attend:

A team comprised of stakeholders from around the state will review the feedback received during the listening tour, and recommend policy changes to KDHE Secretary Roderick L. Bremby for a final decision. Discussions will center on childcare licensing, registration, inspection, economic factors, policies and regulations, and seek to identify developing issues.

KDHE is conducting the statewide listening tour to interact with childcare providers, parents, advocacy groups and the public and to receive feedback on childcare goals, strategies, policies and regulations.