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Public News Service - KY: Early Childhood Education

PHOTO: State budget cuts are expected to reduce child care and kinship care services for low-income Kentucky families, starting as early as April.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Millions of dollars in state budget cuts will reduce the help that Kentucky gives to thousands of low-income families for child care so parents can remain in the workforce. The nearly $87 million shortfall also will reduce support for kinship care, the term for relatives taking car

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 1,000 voices are expected to ring out at the state Capitol today with a single message for Kentucky lawmakers: "As you craft legislation and promote policies, keep kids in mind." Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates says Children's Advocacy Day a

FRANKFORT, Ky. - For a decade, Kentucky has slid backward in assisting lower-income families with child care, according to a new report by the National Women's Law Center (NWLC). The head of Kentucky's leading child-advocacy group says it's a signal that state policymakers should rethink their inves

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The nation's often-toxic political atmosphere seems to make finding common ground an impossible goal, but a recent survey shows a majority of Americans are united around one message to Congress: "Don't cut kids." A recent survey by First Focus, a bipartisan child advocacy organizati

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State education officials say Kentucky is still committed to giving kids a good head start with state-supported preschool programs, despite a recent budget hit. A recent report from the Pew Center on the States lists Kentucky as one of only ten cash-strapped states that allocated fe

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Even as most states grapple with shrinking coffers and deficits, most are keeping their commitments to preschool programs. However, Kentucky is not among them. A new report by the Pew Center on the States found that the Commonwealth is one of ten states that has cut funding for pre-

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It may be summer break, but a busy day is planned for thousands of children as part of National Summer Learning Day today. It's an annual event to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality summer educational opportunities for all kids, and in Kentucky, events include childr

FRANKFORT, Kenn. - Kentucky's recent move to lead the way in adopting a new set of national education standards, released this week, is being hailed by the state's largest educator's union. The Common Core State Standards lay out what kids should be learning, and by when, regardless of whether they

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