Child Care Council of Kentucky and Trifecta Release Child Care Finder App Nationally

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Child care resource and referral agencies may now purchase this award-winning Android and iPhone app to make child care data and resources available within their local markets.

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Child Care Council of Kentucky's Child Care Finder app for iPhone and Android

Parents are looking for child care information that is easily accessible,
preferably in the palms of their hands.

On Friday, February 15, 2013, the Child Care Council of Kentucky began national distribution of its acclaimed Child Care Finder app for both Android and iPhone. The Child Care Council of Kentucky is delivering this application to the national market as an upgrade from their previous KIDS MATTER® app, which was designed for its agency in Kentucky.

Among other things, the app allows parents to search for quality child care and access local resources. In 2011, the Kids Matter® app was initially launched within the state of Kentucky and subsequently garnered a bronze ADDY Award in 2012.

With the Child Care Council of Kentucky's app, child care resource and referral agencies across the country now have the unique opportunity to purchase the app for their own markets and make child care information and resources available to families in their communities through Android and iPhone.

“Parents are looking for information that is easily accessible, preferably in the palms of their hands,” said Bradley Stevenson, Executive Director of the Child Care Council of Kentucky. “Research shows that more people will be accessing the web from their phones than from PCs by 2014, so this app release is right in step with that trend. We’re very excited to provide it.”

The Child Care Finder app allows users to search local child care facilities based on various criteria (i.e. city, zip code, quality rating, age of child). The app also includes a checklist of questions, touching on health and safety issues, learning environments, parent/family policies, staff training, and administration allowing families to make informed inquiries prior to making a decision about a facility, plus links to other local and national resources, an “Ask The Expert” feature, and information on area provider types and much more.

About Child Care Council of Kentucky:
The Child Care Council of Kentucky is a member of Child Care Aware of America and serves as an advocate for safe, affordable, accessible, and developmentally appropriate child care for all families in Central Kentucky. For more information on the Child Care Council of Kentucky, visit http://www.childcarecouncilofky.com or http://www.trifectaky.com/childcarefinder.

To obtain information on making Child Care Finder available as part of your local child care resource and referral agency, please contact Bradley Stevenson at bradley.stevenson(at)cccofky(dot)com or at 859-494-0722. This app is easily customizable and can be tailored to specific needs. Call or email for more information.

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