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.

Strong Start Kentucky Members

4C for Children
Audubon Area Community Services
Berea College Promise Neighborhood
Boyd County Schools
Bright Beginnings Childcare, LLC
Brighton Center
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Campbellsville University
Capital Link Consultants
Child Care Council of Kentucky
Children, Inc.
Culver Family Learning Center
Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition
Eastern Kentucky University
Education Professional Standards Board
Family & Children’s Place
Fayette County Public Schools
Floyd County Schools
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky

Gateway Community and Technical College
Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
Greater Cincinnati YMCA
Hager Education Foundation
HANDS- Moving Beyond Depression
Hardin County Schools
Hazard Perry Co. Community Ministries
Head Start
Heart of Kentucky United Way
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Jefferson County Public Schools
KEDC and NKY Cooperatives
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education
Kentucky Department of Education
Kentucky Education Association
Kentucky Head Start Association
Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance
Kentucky Parent Teacher Association
Kentucky School Boards Association
Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Youth Advocates

KY Dept. for Public Health
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
Lexmark Center for Children
Madison County Schools
March of Dimes
Metro United Way
Muhlenberg County Schools
Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative
Pendleton County Schools
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Public Life Foundation of Owensboro
Rockcastle County Schools
Save the Children
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
United Way of Kentucky
United Way of the Bluegrass
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Inc.
Western Kentucky Community & Technical College