The Strong Start Kentucky coalition unites Kentucky’s early childhood advocates through shared goals to strengthen early care and education for Kentucky children from birth through third grade. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence serves as convener to the coalition, which meets quarterly and adopts annual policy priorities.

Strong Start’s policy priorities include the following:

  • Encouraging partnerships among school districts, child care, and other community partners to build high-quality, full-day preschool
  • Supporting voluntary, evidence-based home visiting for families of infants and toddlers
  • Building systems to improve the quality of early learning environments, including strengthening the early childhood workforce

Contact us to learn more about the coalition.



Wednesday, June 14, 2023
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 pm EST
Floyd Central High School
651 KY-680, Eastern, KY 41622

RSVP by June 2

Strong Start Kentucky Coalition Members

Appalachian Early Childhood Network
Berea College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Boone County Schools
Breckinridge-Grayson Programs, Inc.
Bright Beginnings Childcare, LLC
Brighton Center, Inc.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care
Capital Link Consultants
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Child Care Aware of Kentucky
Christian County Literacy Council, Inc.
Clark County Health Department
Community Action Council
Community Coordinated Child Care
Cornerstone Child Development Center
Council for a Strong America
Culver Family Learning Center
Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Department for Public Health
Eastern Kentucky University
Erlanger-Elsmere School District
Family and Children’s Place
Fayette County Public Schools
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
Frankfort Independent
Gates Foundation
Generations United
Government Strategies

Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
Great Kids Inc
Green River Regional Education Coorperative
Ground Truth
Hager Education Foundation
Hardin County Schools
Head Start of Kentucky
Heart of Kentucky United Way
Homeless Housing Coalition of Kentucky
Human Devlopment Institute, UK
Interdisciplinary Human Development
Jefferson Community College
Jefferson County Public Schools
Karen’s Day Care
Katies Kiddie Kastle
KEDC and NKY Cooperatives
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Kentucky Department of Education
Kentucky Head Start Association
Kentucky PTA
Kentucky School Boards Association
Kentucky Youth Advocates
KY Council on Postsecondary Education
KY Early Childhood Dev. Authority
Lakeshore Learning
Learning Grove
Lexington Fayette County Health Department
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
LFUCG-Family Care Center
Madison County Schools

Magnolia Montessori
March of Dimes
Metro United Way
Northern Kentucky University
Northern KY Community Action Council
Ohio Valley Educational Co-Op
Partners for Education, Berea College
Pendleton County Schools
Preschool Programming Scott County
Public Life Foundation
R.C. Durr YMCA
Read Ready Covington Early Literacy Initiative
Rockcastle County Schools
Save the Children
SOAR – Muhlenberg County
St. Benedict Center
Susan’s Children’s House
The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
The Foundry
Top Shelf Lobby
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
United Way of Kentucky
United Way of the Bluegrass
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
UWGC Success by 6
Visually Impaired Preschool Services
Western Kentucky Community & Technical College
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati (RC Durr Branch)