WHERE DO WE STAND NATIONALLY?
KENTUCKY RANK AMONG 50 STATES
The above statistics are taken from the “Big Bold Future” report. To view this report in detail, click here.
KENTUCKY EARLY CHILDHOOD INDICATORS
The above are Kentucky statistics. To see your individual Groundswell Community Profile, click here.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Our goal is a larger life for every Kentuckian and a big bold future for us all to share. Education is most important pathway to those changes. Here are three starting indicators of how we’re doing, with the key idea that we must come together as a Commonwealth to build the full set of strengths we need.
Find more statistics below by clicking the “Big Bold Future Report”, or see how your School District is doing by clicking on the “Community Profiles” option.
As we said a couple months ago - as long as Kentucky's early childhood system remains fragile, so will Kentucky's economy. #BigBoldFuture— Brigitte Blom (@Brigitte_Blom) November 30, 2022
We're coming with a plan, #KYGA23. #BigBoldAsk #StrongStartKY Thanks, @KYLantern for great coverage. @JamieLucke https://t.co/xHwWmnFZu0
POLICY & INVESTMENT PRIORITIES
Together, we can build a higher quality of life for all Kentuckians if we work to:
- Strengthen early childhood opportunities
- Enhance K-12 learning
- Deepen postsecondary enrollment and completion
Let’s build a Big Bold Future!
BIG BOLD ASK
✔ $60 Million for FY 2023
✔ $120 Million for FY 2024
LOCAL PRACTICE PRIORITIES
- Mobilize community strengths to build up local learning and quality of life
- Use what you know about your distinctive place to find ways to support your unique learners
GROUNDSWELL ACTION SPOTLIGHT
Local leaders in the Owensboro/Daviess County community in Kentucky, led by the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro and Prichard Committee Chair Clay Ford, have taken the first steps to ensure a big, bold future for local children through the development of an early childhood ecosystem.
Community members there are building a template for early childhood success in Daviess County that will be a shining example of what local communities across Kentucky and the nation can achieve when local innovation and civic pride unites in the best interest of children. The group is working to ensure that all children receive access to high quality, voluntary early childhood education. By convening local leaders, parents, educators, and advocates, we can ensure that all parents in Daviess County and beyond have such an option for their young children. Together we can ensure that all children receive the strong start that they deserve, and that parents in the local workforce have access to safe, affordable care for their children throughout the workday.
The above story is taken from our “Groundswell Action” stories. Groundswell Actions come from communities around Kentucky working to making a difference at the local level. Read more of them here.