New Director for Family Child Care Homes/Unaffiliated Centers Food Program

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Newsletter   |   Jul 13, 2022

As change occurs we want to make sure you know our new directors.  Join Central Kentucky Community Action in welcoming Cathy Sparrow as our new Director for the Family Child Care Homes and Unaffiliated Centers program. The Family Child Care Homes and Unaffiliated Centers program continues to impact hundreds of children every year.  Cathy was working in the Central Kentucky Community Action Finance Department and brings experience as a past Director of School Food Services for the Marion County Public School System. In that position, Cathy remarked that she had seen firsthand the need of feeding children and sometimes the whole family.   

Throughout COVID 19, it was a very trying time for childcare centers and childcare homes in Kentucky. There was a mandatory shutdown for all childcares and this shutdown not only left parents without childcare, but childcare owners without income and an emotional toll on their staff.  Since childcare centers have reopened there has been many challenges abiding by increased health and sanitation protocols.  The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) recently announced that all providers enrolled in the program with our agency would be receiving an emergency reimbursement to help reimburse providers for the payments they missed out on during the shutdown.

Cathy Sparrow will be replacing Jane Claire Hupman who has taken another position in the community and we thank her for her work here at CKCAC and wish her the best.  More to come……………much more……….