The Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services offers technical assistance to early care and education providers on the following topics.
Getting Started in Child Care – Health and Safety Coaches provide support and guidance to potential providers completing the initial licensure/certification process.
Coaches assure timely completion of the renewal process for all licensed centers and certified homes.
Providers participating in the STARS for KIDS NOW are eligible for free assistance by a Quality Coach. For more information on increasing the quality of your child care program, visit the Division of Child Care - STARS for KIDS NOW.
Training Coaches are available to coordinate the provision of scheduled training sessions based upon local needs assessment.
All coaches are trained to provide child care directors in accessing information in ECE-TRIS, the Cabinet designated professional development registry.
Professional Development Coaches are available to assist directors understand the requirement to have a Professional Development plan on file for all staff.
Training Coaches recruit new early care and education trainers and provide TA throughout the initial and renewal credential application processes.
Health and Safety Coaches are available to provide intense targeted technical assistance to centers that are placed under Intermediate Sanction.
Provide coaching and technical assistance to providers to assure compliance with all child care regulations.
The Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services employs regionally-based coaches to provide technical assistance across four major areas.
Technical assistance related to maintaining and achieving a rating in STARS, Quality Rating and Improvement System.
Technical assistance related to child care licensing standards and establishing and maintaining licensing and certification for providers.
Technical assistance related to professional development to existing and potential early care and education scholars.
Technical assistance to current and recruitment of potential early care and education trainers to ensure that training needs are met in the region.
The Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services enhances high quality services for children and families through active engagement in collaborative research and professional development.
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