The 2013 Early Childhood Profile is designed to provide each county in Kentucky
with data that will assist them in developing local strategies to assure that
every child in their community arrives at kindergarten ready to learn, ready to
grow and ready to succeed. The
Profiles contain results from the kindergarten screener pilot which was launched
in 109 school districts in 2012. It
also provides information about participation in publicly funded preschool, head
start and child care.It includes
information about the quality and availability of child care and the education
of the early childhood workforce.
Finally, demographic data is provided representing key indicators of possible
barriers to success for young children and their families and participation in
public health and social service programs that can help.
The Early Childhood Profile can help change the conversation in each community
in Kentucky to achieve our goals:
Every Kentucky child will enter school ready to succeed.
- Every parent will know what their child needs to be ready for school
- Every community will come together in support of their youngest children.
It is our hope that this compilation of data in the 2013 Early Childhood Profile
will create local dialogue and inform local action to improve early childhood
outcomes.We believe that what gets
measured gets done. Making sure that
every child in the Commonwealth gets the best possible start in life must be
everyone’s priority. We are pleased
to provide this tool in partnership with the Kentucky Center for Education and
Workforce Statistics, Kentucky Department of Education, and the Cabinet for
Health and Family Services.