LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – WHAS11 has learned the Kentucky Cabinet for the Health and Family Services is withholding child care assistance payments to 18 local child care centers.
The day cares were notified their licenses were revoked due to state law violations Wed., March 27.
- A Alphabet Academy
- ABC Village (2 facilities)
- Big Happy Family
- Caterpillar Clubhouse
- Community Care
- El Shaddai
- Faith Academy
- Jellybean Clubhouse
- Lil Kings and Queens (3 facilities)
- Lil Prophets
- Payton’s Funland
- Trina’s Treehouse
- Tyler’s Playhouse (2 facilities)
The cabinet said this action is the consequence of a year-long investigation with outside partners of the cabinet. The investigation was aimed to help the state detect fraud.
A statement from CHFS:
“The OIG will be monitoring these providers to ensure that children attending receive appropriate care, while also making services available to affected families in an effort to mitigate disruption as a result of the investigation.
The cabinet continues to take aggressive measures to raise the quality of child care provider operations and to detect and prevent financial fraud and abuse within the child care community. The cabinet has filed emergency administrative regulations to ensure quality care for children and financial accountability of state and federal funding. Now more than ever, we must ensure provider accountability and integrity in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).”
WHAS11 has learned the day cares can appeal the process and some of the day cares are allowed to remain open while the investigation continues.