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11/6/2023 MEDIA ADVISORY: Child Care Commission to hear updates from providers, agencies and subcommittees at Tuesday meeting
STATE HOUSE — The Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care will meet Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate Lounge on the second floor of the State House.

The panel will hear updates from child care providers, including infant, toddler, preschool and school-age programs, as well as updates from state agencies and subcommittees. The panel will also brainstorm its goals and plans for 2024.

The commission, which is co-chaired by Rep. Grace Diaz (D-Dist. 11, Providence) and Sen. Alana DiMario (D-Dist. 36, North Kingstown, Narragansett, New Shoreham) is tasked with ensuring that the state has a network of child care services that provide for quality, affordable and accessible child day care in Rhode Island. The commission also serves as an advisory body to the child day care division of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and to the day care licensing department of the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

The meeting will be televised live by Capitol Television, which can be seen by Cox Communications subscribers on channels 15 and 61 for high definition, on channel 15 by i3Broadband viewers, and channel 34 for Verizon subscribers. Livestreaming will be available at

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903