J. Michael Clyburn


J. Michael Clyburn joined the Kentucky Partnership as Director in August 2016. Clyburn has served for 25 years in various education administration roles, including faculty member, department chair, dean, provost and college president. During his career, he planned and launched preschools in Kentucky and Tennessee. He has also supported professional development opportunities for teachers in Kentucky and surrounding states.

Regional Child Care Administrators

  • Suzanne Ross

    Suzanne Ross

    / East Mountain

  • Angela Cooper

    Angela Cooper

    / Cumberland

  • Kate Dean

    Kate Dean

    / Northern Bluegrass  (502) 316-4814

  • Sincere Holmes

    Sincere Holmes

    / Southern Bluegrass


Amy Booth  Amy Booth - Health and Safety Coordinator-  (859) 257-4910

Beth Potter Beth Potter - Professional Development Coordinator- (859) 257-4911

Kim Gipson Kim Gipson - Professional Development Coordinator- (859) 257-3321

Michelle Johnson  Michelle Johnson - Quality Coordinator-



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.

Health & Safety

Technical assistance related to child care licensing standards and establishing and maintaining licensing and certification for providers.

Professional Development

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.

Kentucky Regional Coaches Map

Find technical contacts in your county three ways.

  • 1 Click on a county in the map.
  • 2 Choose a county in the drop down list.
  • 3 Click the 'Locate Me' button to see if your current location can be determined.

Central Office Staff

The Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services collaborates with the Early Childhood Research and Development Unit.
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