Quote from Governer Andy Beshear Kentucky kids deserve the very best. Early childhood education helps them discover the joy of learning and gives them the foundation they need to reach their full potential. – Gov. Andy Beshear

Family Guides

Activities designed in partnership with the National Center for Families Learning and the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood to help your child be prepared for school.

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.

Early Care and Education Program
Enrollments in Kentucky

Head Start: 13,875
Preschool: 24,714
Kindergarten: 45,767