Community Early Childhood Councils

Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) are an integral part of Kentucky's early childhood system. The councils have the crucial role of mobilizing local community members and encouraging partnerships of licensed childcare centers, certified family childcare homes and public preschool providers to offer high-quality learning environments for children who reside in their service areas. To ensure the best early care and education for our youngest citizens, we must mobilize communities at the local level to meet the locally identified needs of children and families. This strategy is the foundation for the creation of the CECCs.

The Vision for Kentucky:

All young children in Kentucky are healthy and safe, possess the foundation that will enable school and personal success, and live in strong families that are supported and strengthened within their communities.

The primary goal of all Community Early Childhood Councils: 

To build innovative, collaborative partnerships that promote school readiness for children and families.

These Councils:

  • bring local partners together
  • identify local needs
  • develop strategies to address those needs
  • measure their results

In these pages, partners will find tools and resources to help them mobilize and improve their communities.

Community Early Childhood Council Webinars

The Governor's Office of Early Childhood is dedicated to providing high-quality technical assistance for Community Early Childhood Councils. Every other month we will host monthly webinars at 10 am EST-9 am CST regarding a variety of topics. Please see the dates below:

October 28, 2020                          June 30, 2021

December 16, 2020                      August 25, 2021

February 24, 2021

April 28, 2021

Quarterly Report Due Dates

Quarter 1: 7/1 - 9/30, report due Nov 15

Quarter 2: 10/1 - 12/31, report due Feb 15

Quarter 3: 1/1 - 3/31, report due May 15

Quarter 4: 4/1 - 6/30, report due Aug 15