An Official Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Every Child Can Have a Strong Start in the Commonwealth when Families, Communities and Schools work Together
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Resources to track children’s developmental milestones and act early to address potential delays, health issues, or special needs.
The website includes resources for families to locate affordable, quality childcare and information for childcare administration and professional development
This annual report provides information on predictors of kindergarten readiness. Data can be accessed for the entire state, by region, and by county.
The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood partnered with National Center for Families Learning and Kentucky Education Television’s Let’s Learn Kentucky to create the Family Guides, which use family-friendly, everyday language describing strategies and activities that families can use on a daily basis to encourage learning.
First Steps is a statewide early intervention system that provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families. First Steps is Kentucky's response to the federal Infant-Toddler Program. First Steps offers comprehensive services through a variety of community agencies and service disciplines and is administered by the Department for Public Health in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
The goal of the statewide expansion is to inspire a love of reading by making books available to children ages 0-5 in every zip code in Kentucky, regardless of the family’s income.
HANDS is a voluntary home visitation program for any new or expectant parents. HANDS supports families as they build healthy, safe environments for the optimal growth and development of children.
Early Childhood training, resources, and self-assessment tools for increasing meaningful family engagement.
Partners with districts, schools, families, students, business and industry, and communities to provide leadership and support to ensure success for students. Information is available for communities, families and children, and educators.
The Division of Regulated Child Care is responsible for licensing and investigating complaints against licensed child care facilities, certified family child care homes, residential child caring facilities and child placing agencies. Programs and services include Residential Child Caring Facilities and Child Placing Agencies, Child Care Provider Search, and KICCS Portal Access. Childcare regulations can be found here.
Let’s Learn Kentucky is family-friendly website with resources to help families and caregivers support children from birth – kindergarten.
KPFC is a statewide, private, not-for-profit organization that provides services to families raising youth and children affected by behavioral health challenges. The website includes resources that are Family-Driven and Youth-Driven.
Advocates for policies that give children the best possible opportunities for a brighter future.
NAEYC is a comprehensive website for early childhood professionals that provides online training options, accreditation information, an online bookstore, networking, and standards for program quality
NCFL partners with educators, literacy advocates, and policymakers. NCFL develops and provides programming, professional development, and resources for families. NCFL employs a holistic approach by engaging multiple generations from the same family to create a stronger impact and greater success for families.
Offers free, high-quality resources for parents and educators to foster daily learning interactions with young children.
ReadyRosie is an early education tool that helps families, schools, and communities across the nation deepen and scale their family engagement efforts.
Vroom provides free, science-based tips and tools to help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life today—and an even better future.
The program mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. Website topics include Early Development & Well-Being, early learning, parenting, and policy and advocacy.
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