When young children have access to high quality early learning programs, everyone benefits. Investments in early childhood programs yield greater returns than many publically-funded economic development projects. Additionally, participants are more likely to graduate from high school, increasing their potential earnings and tax contributions. Kentucky should invest in quality early learning opportunities so all children have the opportunity to succeed.
- Kentucky Youth Advocates worked with partners during the 2014 General Assembly to successfully restore funding to the child care assistance program. Parents can find information on how to apply for the program here. We are now working to make sure the program is accessible to parents and that the state expands the program to support more families in the future.
- Early Childhood is one of the key priorities of the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children. To join the Early Childhood work-team, contact Shannon Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Read about investing in early childhood in the report, Building the Foundation for Education: Investing in Kentucky’s Young Children.
- Read about early childhood indicators in our Kentucky KIDS COUNT 2012 County Data Book.