The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced that Kim McClure has been appointed to the North Carolina Child Care Commission.
The NC Child Care Commission is made up of 17 members: seven appointed by the Governor, five by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and five by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. The members include parents, child care providers, a pediatrician, early childhood education specialists and general citizens. Child Care Commission members are appointed to serve two-year terms.
The commission is highly committed to ensuring quality child care across North Carolina. Commission members hear from parents, providers and the public about their opinions on child care in North Carolina’s Child Care Rules. The NC Child Care Commission is responsible for adopting rules to implement the child care laws established by the NC General Assembly.
McClure is the district executive director of the Davie and Yadkin Family YMCAs within the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. Her career spans more than 20 years including YMCA operations, with a particular expertise in childcare.
“I am very honored and proud to have been appointed by the House Speaker in Raleigh to serve on the N.C. Childcare Commission for the next two years, said McClure. “This is a huge honor not only for me, but also to represent the YMCA’s longstanding commitment to nurturing the potential of youth.”
The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina engages more than 115,000 men, women and children annually — regardless of age, income or background — to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in communities across seven counties, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at www.ymcanwnc.org.