Prichard Committee moves to innovate in the child care space
After spending 2020 in discussions with the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro, in January, the group announced that it was awarding us with a $500,000 multi-year grant to fund high-level early childhood policy and practice work throughout the coming years.
“The Prichard Committee has a long-standing commitment to improving education outcomes for students in the Commonwealth,” said Foundation chairman Bruce Hager. “We are thrilled to support them in work that will have roots in Owensboro but will expand throughout the state to benefit early learners from Pikeville to Paducah.”
This best-practice model will be an excellent template for other communities to duplicate as Kentucky emerges from the pandemic.
“Support from the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro will provide a base for continued focus on the importance of early childhood policy and practice, with the goal of expanded high-quality early childhood programs statewide,” said Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Prichard Committee President and CEO. “The exciting innovation in this grant is the opportunity to support Owensboro and Daviess County in establishing a strong, community-driven early childhood ecosystem that becomes an exemplar statewide, and possibly nationally.”