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For Communities

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 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs). In the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood awarded $1.2 million to 78 Councils serving 112 Kentucky Counties. 

The Vision for Kentucky is that 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 CECCs is to build innovative, collaborative partnerships that promote school readiness for children and families. 


As a vehicle for bringing together community members to support issues of importance to children and families, CECCs have a long history of success at supporting school readiness by responding to the unique needs of their own communities.

These Councils bring local partners together, identify local needs, develop strategies to address those needs, and measure their results. In these pages, partners will find tools and resources to help them mobilize and improve their communities.​

Resources for Councils


How Do I?



Governor's Office of Early Childhood - 125 Holmes St. - Frankfort, KY 40601 - (502)782-0200