Gallatin County Schools Early Childhood Coordinator Heather LeBlanc was honored with the 2022-2023 Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional (KESSP) Award on Dec. 9. A second honoree will be named on Dec. 11.
Kentucky’s newly revised Early Childhood Standards and Family Guides were officially launched at the Early Childhood Institute on June 21-22.
Nearing her one-year mark as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Education, Amy Neal laid out the office’s priorities during the April 29 meeting of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Pre-school Coordinator Advisory Group (PCAG).
The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood hosted the 2019 Early Childhood Institute for hundreds of early childhood educators from across Kentucky.
Registration is open for four Nature Play Training Institutes to be held March through June at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont. The workshops will focus on the benefits of play-based learning for child development and improving outdoor play opportunities.
Educators and others are invited to the Kentucky Leads the Nation Summit on Innovations in Early Childhood, which is scheduled for Oct. 20 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.
Named as one of nine career and technical education programs in the country that work, Henderson County High School’s early childhood education program gets students ready for careers.
Districts across the state are trying new ways to increase kindergarten readiness.
Last month, data from the Kindergarten Readiness Screener was released showing that half of incoming kindergarten students are ready for school. The screener gives kindergarten teachers an instructional starting point for their classes.
Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 50 percent of students who started kindergarten this school year were ready to learn and succeed. That is up from 49 percent last year. Despite the gain, about 24,500 students entered kindergarten unprepared. “While we are moving in the right direction, this data reinforces the importance of quality early learning opportunities for all children,” [...]