Over the past decade, Kentucky has invested 25% of Tobacco Settlement funds to improve early child care and education for the State's youngest citizens.
Ensuring a strong start for our children requires a comprehensive approach. KIDS NOW programs focus on the whole child.
Research tells us that by the age of 5, more than 90 percent of the architecture of the brain is already in place.
Kentucky's school readiness definition helps families, educators and communities prepare all children across the Commonwealth for success in school and life.
Research shows strong correlation between high quality care and education and improved child outcomes.
School Readiness - School readiness means each child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child’s success.
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