More Kentucky families now qualify for financial aid to help pay for child care, thanks to increased funding from the state Legislature and a change in guidelines.

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  Kentucky Department of Community Based Services Commissioner Theresa James says the Commonwealth is among the recipients of a federal “Race to the Top” grant. She says the money will help parents find quality childcare, an expense that can be as much as a home mortgage. James says the grant will also address child care quality, which can vary drastically based on affordability.