For Immediate Release
March 28, 2012

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

Child Care and Early Education Portal Now Live

Tool Aids Kansas Families in Researching Child Care Facility Compliance

TOPEKA, Kan. - In 2010 the Kansas Legislature passed significant changes to the Child Care Act. Known collectively as Lexie’s Law, the changes increased health and safety protections for children in child care settings and provided an additional resource to assist Kansas families with selecting child care. As a result, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) established an online information dissemination system which allows families to review compliance history of a current or potential child care provider. The information provided significantly increases the ability for Kansas families to research child care facility compliance and make more informed child care decisions. The online system can be accessed on the KDHE website at www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/capp.htm.

 Families should visit www.ks.childcareaware.org or call toll free at (877) 678-2548 for assistance locating child care or to request a list of facilities in their area.