OCTOBER E-NEWS (print version) BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHT   Bingham Fellows Focus on Early Childhood to Spur Economic Development in Louisville’s West End This project is called Education 40210: Building Economic Prosperity through Early Childhood Education. Faced with area kindergarten readiness scores of only 35%, Education 40210 puts a new focus on early childhood education, starting with […]

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Bingham Fellows Focus on Early Childhood to Spur Economic Development in Louisville’s West End

West Louisville poses a unique blend of assets and challenges. While it is home to 60,000 of the city’s residents and encompasses several historical neighborhoods, it also lags behind the rest of the city in median household income, education attainment and home ownership. The Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows program decided to focus on the […]

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Ramsey Interviewed by Nick Storm, CN2 Pure Politics

Brigitte Ramsey, our associate executive director, appeared on CN2 on August 11 to talk about Early Childhood Education.  Below is the link to the story and the video.    

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Nonprofit Leaders Tout Benefits of High-Quality Preschool

New 60-Second Video Shows Unexpected Proponents Touting the Benefits of High-quality Preschool Members of five nonprofit membership organizations – comprising voices of business, retired military leaders, law enforcement, faith and sports – produced a video, showing their support for preschool. Ready Nation is urging early childhood advocates and supporters to watch the video, then use […]

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Ready Kids Conference!

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood is presenting the Ready Kids Conference June 16-18, 2014 at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky! With up to 17 hours of professional development credit available, the Inaugural Ready Kids Conference promises to be the premier professional learning opportunity for Kentucky early childhood professionals and advocates. Attendees will have the choice […]

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Kentucky: Continue investing in childhood

Kentucky: Continue investing in childhood published in The Courier-Journal, March 23, 2014 By Mira Ball and Lawrence W. Hager, Jr. Kentucky’s lawmakers have created a strong foundation for the state’s early childhood education and development programs. Now, they have the opportunity to ensure continued and meaningful progress in this vital area in the budget they […]

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Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Programs Report Released

FRANKFORT, KY (March 13, 2014) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky business leaders urged support for quality early childhood care and education programs after they announced a report showing that investments in such programs provide a significant economic boost for businesses and help develop a skilled workforce. The America’s Edge report shows investments in high-quality […]

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Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Releases Report

Fight Crime: Invest In Kids has released a report (“I’m the Guy You Pay Later”) which illustrates how reduced spending for pre-k initiatives will result in higher state incarceration rates:

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Business Leaders for a Strong Start

  Building a better workforce starts early. Business Leaders for a Strong Start, representing employers across Kentucky, have come together to advocate for high-quality early childhood policies and programs that provide the right foundation for progress.

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Check out Informative Monthly Messages from the Governor’s Office Of Early Childhood and the Early Chilhood Advisory Council

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood and the Early Childhood Advisory Council publish monthly messages to speak with one voice and offer resources for families and communities. As supporters of early childhood, we believe that Kentucky must provide families with the right tools so every child in every community arrives at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn […]

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