September 2, 2014

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Beshear awards $1.2 million to prepare youngest students

Governor Steve Beshear announced nearly $1.2 million in funding for 58 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) in 91 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. The announcement is part of the Governor’s continuing commitment to improve education and health services for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.

“These grants will help communities give our children the best possible start in school and in life,” Gov. Beshear said. “Every child in the Commonwealth, from the most rural farm to the inner city, deserves the opportunity for a promising life. Local Councils are most qualified to serve the needs of the children in their communities.”

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (KYGOEC) and the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC), both created by