INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance recently presented State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) the 2022 Public Policy Champion of Philanthropy Award for authoring a new law helping to expand childcare options.
Snow said he teamed with LaunchPad, a coalition of Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Dekko Foundation and United Way of Kosciusko County, to pass a commonsense law giving public and private schools more flexibility to provide certain types of childcare to their staff and community.
“Snow showed a willingness to respond to a need in the communities he represents, a need which is on the mind of many in philanthropy, and to lead an effort that changed state law thereby benefitting children, families, schools and employers across the state,” said Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Board of Directors Chair Rich Haddad.
The new law also removes the requirement that employees of a school district can only use their school-based childcare if that program operates in the same building where they work.
“Like many places in our state, local parents continue to struggle to find affordable childcare options,” said Snow, a member of the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs. “This impacts our labor force, employers and families. That’s why we worked together to open up more childcare options. I’m humbled by this recognition, and I appreciate those in the community for working with me on this important issue.”
The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance is a nonprofit network of foundations, companies and other social investors working together to lead change, increase impact and improve outcomes for Hoosiers. Visit inphilanthropy.org to learn more.
Visit iga.in.gov to learn more about House Enrolled Act 1318, which went into effect July 1.