Kentucky has improved significantly in a national ranking of in-home child care centers, known as family child care homes.
In a report called "We Can Do Better," The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies scores and ranks the states on 10 regulations and five oversight benchmarks for family child care homes.
Kentucky ranks 17th in the report, which was released earlier this month. In its 2006 report, the advocacy group ranked Kentucky 30th.
The group also ranks child care centers, which care for more than six children and aren't typically operated out of private homes. For child care centers, Kentucky ranks 36th, according to the group.