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Early Childhood Council







The vision for Kentucky is that all young children in Kentucky are healthy and safe, possess the foundation that will enable school and personal success, and live in strong families that are   supported and strengthened within their communities.

~Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood


Mission - The mission of the Council is to work and collaborate with community partners to improve the quality of early care and education of children and families in Clinton County.

Vision - The Clinton County Community Early Childhood Council shall:

  • Promote school readiness for children by building innovative and collaborative partnerships within the community and state and supporting learning environments, supporting families and providing access to data.
  • Be an intermediary to bring together community and state members in to support issues of importance to children, families and providers by acting in response to the distinctive needs of our community.

Quality Care and Education Matters

Research shows strong correlation between high quality care and education and improved child outcomes.

What’s the Point?

In Kentucky, we believe that the early years are the most important years.  This means that we believe in the value of investing in our youngest  children so that we can ensure the future of our youngest citizens.

Many aspects of a child’s life lead to school readiness.  Early experiences can help a child to be more prepared to be ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed.

Ready to Grow

Ready to Learn

Ready to Succeed

Watch Play and Learn Prezi

Curriculum Available:  1, 2, 3, 4 Parents!; Read Together, Talk Together; Berlitz English Beat; Parents on Board; Theme-Based Enrichment Kits. (Contact the Clinton County Public Library.)  Items will be added as funds are available.



Clinton County Early Childhood Council Photo Gallery

Early Childhood Council Photo Gallery

Contact Information

Sandra Pharis

819 Third Street

Albany, KY  42602

606-387-5828 Ext. 195


contact any council member below…


Clinton County

Community Early Childhood Council

Sandra Pharis, (Chair) FRYSC

Christy Nuetzman, (Co-Chair.) UK Extension

Sandra Guffey, (Secretary) Twin Lakes FWC

Terry Aaron, (Financial Secretary) Childcare Provider

Charlotte Nasief, (Fiscal Agent) CCBOE


Libby Phelps Brown, Lake Cumberland Head Start

Rachael Corriveau, Child Care Aware

Lorie Dalton, Parent

Shirley Roberson Daulton, LCDHD, CCHC

Gayla Duvall, Clinton County Public Library

Janie Gibson, Clinton County News

Shelton Harlan, Early Childhood Center Principal

Wayne Hughes, Migrant Education Program

Frankie Norris, Childcare Provider

Deborah Sells, Clinton County Public Library Bookmobile

Penny Smith, Child Care Aware

April Speck, Healthy Hometown Coalition

Penny Jo Stearns, County Government

Paige Tallent, Clinton Center, CHFS: Protection & Permanency

Tonya Thrasher, City Government





Early Childhood Profile 2017

Early Childhood Profile 2017


For information about financial assistance, health insurance, finding work, housing assistance, and much more, visit:  http://www.assistance.ky.gov/.

You can also find a list of hotlines at:  www.chfs.ky.gov/hotline.






Contact Us
Clinton County Schools1273 KY Hwy 90 West, Suite 103
Albany, KY 42602
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