Kentucky and county-specific data from the last five years indicate that more Kentucky children are prepared for kindergarten.
Across the commonwealth,
31% or 52 of 170 school districts have improved kindergarten readiness scores overall, and among economically disadvantaged students and those with Individualized Education Plans.
The data is helping leaders identify early childhood bright spots of progress in the state that may be contributing to positive change and is
increasing its investment to $3.39 million per year in grants to Kentucky’s Regional Network Collaboratives over the next two fiscal years. Investing in data-driven solutions through local innovation and decision making and implementing proven strategies for children from birth to 5 years old will lay the foundation for school readiness across the state.
At the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, we know that every child in the commonwealth can have a robust start when we work together. We are committed to uniting organizations at the state and local level to address the critical early years of a child’s life to ensure that every child has a strong start in life and school.