The Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood (GOEC) and the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) serve as the State Advisory Council for Early Childhood Care and Education.
We are charged with promoting the vision for Kentucky's early childhood system and advocating for improved quality of early childhood services in order to increase the number of Kentucky children who reach kindergarten ready to succeed and thrive in school and life.
We do this by working across cabinets to strengthen existing state systems and encouraging collaboration and cooperation to improve early childhood programs. The office works alongside numerous departments, agencies, state, and local organizations. Departments, agencies, and state and local organizations such as: