New funding supports kindergarten readiness in Northern Kentucky
August 29, 2014
Thanks to a collaboration with the Campbell/Grant/Kenton County Community Early Childhood Council, 4C received funding to implement projects supporting kindergarten readiness in Northern Kentucky. This funding comes from the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.
One project involves implementing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire in child care programs throughout Northern Kentucky. This developmental screening can help identify children who may be at risk for developmental delays. It also equips community partners to help parents find the services their children need in order to develop fully and succeed in school. 4C for Children will assist the Campbell/Grant/Kenton CECC in training and coaching programs to successfully use this tool.
Funding will also make possible kindergarten summits in the Dayton Independent, Bellevue Independent and Grant County school districts. These summits will bring together kindergarten, preschool, child care and Head Start teachers to ensure a smooth transition for young children as they enter school.
Kentucky Community Early Childhood Councils (CECC) are collaboratives of early childhood partners that include Head Start, child care programs, public preschools and community organizations throughout the state. They work together to respond to community needs and offer support to improve kindergarten readiness in our region. The CECCs conduct a needs assessment each year in the assigned Kentucky region and use that information to develop a plan of activities in direct response to the needs of young children in the region.