EARLY CHILDHOOD

Quality early education lasts a lifetime

The Prichard Committee works to broaden public awareness and understanding about the importance of investing in high-quality early care and education for Kentucky children from birth through third grade. We support policies, practices, and funding to strengthen the state’s early childhood system, with the goals of dramatically increasing school readiness, improving third grade reading and math proficiency, supporting families, and ultimately building a strong workforce for Kentucky’s future.

Investments in high-quality early care and education are also essential to prevent achievement gaps.

The Prichard Committee serves as convener for Strong Start Kentucky, the state’s coalition of early childhood advocates. We also lead Business Leaders for a Strong Start, a group of the state’s leading business champions for high-quality early childhood.