STATEMENT | Latest Early Childhood Research Shows Positive Gains for KY

May 24, 2017 Latest National Early Childhood Research Shows Positive Gains for Kentucky Preschool Education  NIEER Yearbook Findings Highlight Positive Steps for KY Children and More Work to Do LEXINGTON, KY – Today’s release of the annual State of Preschool Yearbook by the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) demonstrates Kentucky’s positive progress in preschool education […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Early Learning Study Funded

Early Learning Study Funded A $50,000 grant from The Northern Kentucky Family of Funds of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will finance the Early Childhood Provider Cost of Quality study in Kentucky. The study, led by the Prichard Committee, will provide information to policymakers and legislators about targeted long-term investments and the importance of adequate fees […]

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Grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to support Prichard Committee early childhood efforts

August 4, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to support Prichard Committee early childhood efforts LEXINGTON, Ky. – A $50,000 grant from The Northern Kentucky Family of Funds of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will support the early childhood advocacy efforts […]

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Progress and Next Steps for Early Childhood in Kentucky: Birth through Third Grade A report of the Early Childhood Education Study Group The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence would like to thank the Early Childhood Education Study Group and additional individuals for their contribution to the development of this report and the recommendations it contains. […]

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Seminar focuses on business support for early childhood investments to build stronger future for state

October 20, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Seminar focuses on business support for early childhood investments to build stronger future for state FRANKFORT, Ky. – Building a stronger Kentucky by investing in quality early childhood programs was the focus of a seminar Tuesday […]

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In My View: Fund Programs that Help Families by Sally Hager Wood

Our urgent advocacy for federal funding to support home visiting (Kentucky’s HANDS program) continues.  Please see this column by new Prichard Committee member, Sally Hagar Wood, that ran in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer.  We thank Sally for her willingness to champion this effort.  

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Collaboration for early childhood success focus of special Prichard report

April 9, 2015 Collaboration for early childhood success focus of special Prichard report Collaborative partnerships designed to provide high-quality, cost-effective services for Kentucky’s youngest learners and their families are featured in a special report released today (April 9, 2015) by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. “Pre-K Collaboration in Kentucky: Maximizing Resources for Kindergarten Readiness” provides […]

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Business Leaders for a Strong Start E-News March 2015

IN THE NEWS Cincinnati Enquirer Column: “Police Chief Blackwell: Home Visits Reduce Crime“ by Jeffrey Blackwell, Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department New York Times Op-Ed: “ When Even the Starting Line Is Out of Reach“ by Nicholas Kristoff Lexington Herald-Leader Op-Ed: “ Kentucky program aiding young parents and their children in jeopardy“ by Bill Garmer, Business […]

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Joining HANDS for a Comprehensive System of Care

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Business Leaders for a Strong Start E-News February 2015

IN THE NEWS C-J Editorial: The smallest students C-J Column: Investment in early childhood education pays off for all by: Kathryn Whitmore, director of the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development’s Early Childhood Research Center and Strong Start KY member C-J Column: Helping children succeed is not a numbers game by: Helen Carroll, interim president of United […]

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