An Official Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, developed Parent Guides in 2006 from the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards to help parents prepare their children for school and life.
Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) are an integral part of Kentucky's early childhood system.
The 2020 Early Childhood Profile is now available! Visit for the most up to date information.
Save the Date! The Early Childhood Institute will return to the Galt House in Louisville, KY November 1 & 2, 2021. More information coming soon!
90% of the brain is developed by age 5.
51.1% of Children in Kentucky are Kindergarten Ready.
31% of eligible Kentucky children ages 3-5 had access to Head Start.