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
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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
819 Third Street
Albany, KY 42602
606-387-5828 Ext. 195
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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
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.