About Strong Start KY

Making high-quality preschool available to every Kentucky child is the goal of Strong Start Kentucky: Quality Pre-K for Every Child, an initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and a growing coalition of partners to increase access to high quality preschool programs.

In keeping with the Prichard Committee’s history, Strong Start Kentucky is a nonpartisan, citizen-led effort to ensure that every child has the opportunity to receive the highest-quality education possible.

Working with parents and policymakers in partnership with leaders from early childhood, business, education, religion and health care, our efforts focus on giving Kentucky’s children a strong start in both public and community-based programs.

Our advocacy targets:

  • Funding to increase access to pre-k programs for three- and four-year old children
  • Enhancing the quality of all pre-k programs
  • Support for public and community-based programs
  • Expanding our coalition to create champions for preschool throughout the Commonwealth

Strong Start Kentucky was launched in March 2007 with the support of Pre-K Now, a public education and advocacy organization that advances high-quality, voluntary pre-k for all three and four year olds. Pre-K Now is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and other funders and is a project of the Institute for Educational Leadership.