Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding changes to the childcare subsidy program.
"Because this program is important to thousands of working West Virginia families I have lifted the freeze on the childcare subsidy program--allowing qualified families to enter this program. We need to strike a reasonable balance between access to and quality of childcare while placing a priority on funding services for the families and children who need it most. Over the next several months I will be working with parents, childcare providers, members of the legislature and staff within the Department of Health and Human Services to share ideas about how to sustain this critical program for our families."