School Readiness




In Kentucky,
“School readiness means that each child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child’s success”.   Families, early care and education providers, school staff, and community partners must work together to provide environments and developmental experiences that promote growth and learning to ensure that all children in Kentucky enter school eager and excited to learn.  Find more information here: KY School Readiness.  The five developmental areas for school readiness are:


1. Learning approaches

2. Social and emotional development

3. Health and physical well being

4. Cognitive and general knowledge

5. Language and communication development


The Floyd County Community Early Childhood Council’s (FCCECC) goal is to build innovative, collaborative partnerships that promote school readiness for young children and families.  Check out these videos of how our community partners are helping kids become READY: 

East KY Science Center

Floyd County Public Library

Jobs Corps

Child Care Aware

The KIDS NOW early childhood initiative is funded with twenty-five percent of Kentucky’s Phase I Tobacco Settlement dollars.  The KIDS NOW goals are to ensure all young children in Kentucky are healthy and safe, possess the foundation to enable them to achieve school and personal success, and live in strong families that are supported and strengthened in their communities. 

The STARS for KIDS NOW is a voluntary, quality rating system for child care providers.  Intended to raise the overall level of quality in child care, STARS offers a system of incentives and rewards based on elements and characteristics of child care environments that have proven positive outcomes for children and families.  It also offers technical assistance to child care providers and staff to achieve these quality indicators.  The FCCECC is currently working through a grant made possible by KIDS NOW.

 kids now

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