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The Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services enhances high quality services for children and families through active engagement in collaborative research and professional development.

Child Care Aware of Kentucky

Providing supports that help increase knowledge of and demand for high quality early care and education services.

The Kentucky Early Childhood Data System

Designed to provide a data system that will allow teachers and providers at the local level to implement high quality curriculum-based assessments that inform instructional and classroom practices.

Online Learning

Training available to early care and education practitioners on how to train other adults, providing quality care to young children, and the administration of continuous assessment tools. Click here to see all early childhood training courses.

Partnership Spotlight

2016 Trainers Institute

The 2016 Early Care and Education Trainers Institute will be held May 12 & 13 at the Campbell House, Lexington.

Kentucky All-STARS Pilot

The Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS) pilot began July 1, 2015. Data collection for the pilot will continue through December 2015.

Child Care Market Rate Study

From 2005-2015, there has been a steady increase across the state for full-time care in Licensed Type I facilities.


The Early Childhood Orientation OnLine is an online option for the 6-hour orientation for new early care and education staff.

Sponsoring Agencies

Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky
Human Development Institute
University of Kentucky
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Child Care Aware of America
Governors Office of Early Childhood
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