For Immediate Release
February 1, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

KDHE to Host Live Twitter Chat on Changes for Kansas Daycares Friday

Childcare regulation experts will answer questions, Tweet changes related to Lexie's Law

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is hosting a live twitter chat this Friday at 3 p.m. to answer questions about Lexie’s Law and the changes involving child care facilities. Lexie’s Law was  passed in 2010, and the latest provisions go into effect on Friday, Feb. 3.

By logging onto www.twitter.com, following @KDHE and using the hashtag #KSdaycare, Kansans can ask questions about the new and amended regulations for licensed day care homes, group day care homes, child care centers and preschools.

“It’s important for childcare providers and parents to understand the changes affecting the care of Kansas children,” explained Robert Moser, M.D., Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary and State Health Officer. “We are committed making sure those affected by the law are informed, and this Twitter chat can serve as just one of the mediums available in answering questions.”

If you’re not already on Twitter, here's how to get started:

Information about Lexie’s Law, including a copy of the Kansas Register and the Implementation Plan, is available at www.kdheks.gov/kidsnet.