Ryker's Requests

​​​​​Ryker Butterfly Logo.pngRyker's Requests is dedicated to honoring the memory of Ryker Charles Smith and ensuring that no family endures the devastating loss experienced by the Smiths​. 

Our mission is to advocate for the safety and well-being of all children in childcare facilities and under the care of individuals. Through education, awareness, and action, we aim to empower parents and guardians with the knowledge and tools necessary to ask the right questions and make informed decisions regarding their child's care. 

We are committed to fostering a culture of diligence, thoroughness, and unwavering dedication to child safety, so that every child may thrive in an environment free from harm. Together, let us honor Ryker's legacy by preventing future tragedies and protecting the precious lives of our children.​​​

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Things to consider when choosing Child Care:

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Things to consider when choosing Child Care

Ryker's Requests

​Navigating Kynect:

1. Direct your browser to the Kentucky Kynect website usin​g the following link: 

2. As the page loads, you'll land on the child care provider search page.

3. Utilize the search function to find providers based on location (address, city, county, or zip code), provider name, or their license/certificate number.

4. After entering your search criteria, click on the "Search" button.

5. Review the search results, which will display addresses and phone numbers of potential providers.

6. For more detailed information about a specific provider, click on "View More Details".

7. This action will redirect you to the provider's page, where you'll find essential details such as provider status, capacity, and hours of operation.

8. To ensure your child's safety, navigate to the bottom of the page and click on "Inspections" to access the center's inspection history.

Following these steps will streamline your experience in finding and assessing child care providers through the Kynect platform.​​

Reporting Unapproved Child Care​

Division of Regulated Child Care Call Center
Call (502) 564-7962, ext. 2

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