Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) are an integral part of Kentucky's early childhood system. The councils have the crucial role of mobilizing local community members and encouraging partnerships of licensed childcare centers, certified family childcare homes and public preschool providers to offer high-quality learning enviorments for children who reside in their service areas.
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 CECCs.
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.
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.