May training at General Butler State Park focuses on best practices in child development; annual institute of Community Early Childhood Councils is free


Each year, the Community Early Childhood Councils (CECC) convene to network, share best practices and consider the future of early childhood development in Kentucky. This year’s Annual Institute is being organized by the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood and will focus on the important role the Councils play to help ensure that all Kentucky children are ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. 

This year’s Institute, themed Engaging Parents, Families and Communities, will be May 22-23 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton. The Institute will focus on providing training and technical assistance and informational sessions designed to highlight potential activities for councils for the coming year and beyond. Registration to the Institute is free and attendees need pay only for lodging and meals.

Here is the schedule of Institute sessions:


Tuesday May 22 


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Training and Technical Assistance Pre-conference Session


1:30 - 3 p.m. Opening General Session: Our Vision for Kindergarten Readiness 


3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Family Engagement Best Practices; Coaching and Mentoring; Using Child Assessment Data


4:45 – 6 p.m. Dinner on your own 


6:30 – 8 p.m. Best Practices Networking: Early Intervention; Early Literacy; Family Engagement; Assessment and Use of Data; Professional Development; STARS Promotion


Wednesday May 23 


7:30 - 8:30 a.m. General Sessions

Continental Breakfast


8 – 10 a.m. General Sessions: Large Scale Community Change


10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions: Family Engagement; Community and Family Engagement


Noon - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet


12:30 – 2 p.m. Closing General Session: Community Collaboration Best Practices

For more information and to register, click here

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