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

By: From 13 News, KDHE, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, KDHE, Posted by Ralph Hipp

TOPEKA – 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:

Create an account at Twitter.com.

Search for our account, which is @KDHE, and start following the us.

On Friday at 3 p.m., visit Twitter.com and search for #KSdaycare. Save your search and you will be able to view real-time results of the chat.

To join the conversation, tweet your question or comment and include the hashtag #KSdaycare in your tweet. Make sure the entire question or comment, including hashtag, is 140 characters or less.

Refresh your page. You will be able to see your question appear in the conversation as well as the Tweets posted by @KDHE.

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

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