Early childhood office seeking applicants for 2012 grants to community child councils


The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood is working to re-engage and re-energize Community Early Child Councils (CECCs) throughout the Commonwealth. 

While we have funded some excellent councils that are achieving amazing results in some counties, past applications have not been funded and some councils did apply in 2011.  We believe that CECCs can be a powerful force for change in their communities, whether that community is a single county or a group of counties. You can mobilize your communities to help assure that every child gets the best possible start in life.  And we will know that we have succeeded when every child in the Commonwealth arrives at kindergarten ready to succeed. 

This year, we have shifted the timeline, broadened and simplified the application process, expanded the access to technical assistance, and reached out to organizations that should be working together to develop a community plan.  We want every applicant to succeed.  If you have been involved with a CECC in the past, please contact your partners and encourage them to come together to submit an application.  If you should be a member but have not been involved, we encourage you to reach out to potential partners to learn what has been done in the past and bring the group together to apply for the next round.

These partners are encouraged to participate:

School districts

Family resource centers

Head Start/ Early Head Start

Resource and referral agencies

Early intervention organizations

Cooperative Extension offices

United Way/Success by 6

Child care facilities

Public libraries

Regional Training Centers

Community Action Agencies

Health care professionals/ health departments

College or tech schools

Parents/foster parents


Early childhood advocates

Business community


The request for application is available at CECC Request for Application.

Important dates:

·        April 11 – Technical assistance webinar at 11:00 a.m.

·        Through May 1 – submission of written questions

·        May 2 -23 – CECC Annual Institute at General Butler State Resort Park


Feel free to contact any of the following:

Elizabeth Whitehouse – elizabeth.whitehouse@ky.gov

Joe Roberts – joe.roberts@ky.gov

Albert Fox – albert.fox@ky.gov

Terry Tolan – terry.tolan@ky.gov

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