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Jessica Brown: New federal law gives Kentucky chance to reduce number of children in foster care

This summer, Kentucky social workers, educators, judges, prosecutors, nonprofit leaders, state legislators, and many others traveled across the state to learn about the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, its implementation in Kentucky, and what it will mean for families in the Commonwealth. The Family First Regional Convenings sought to share information about the federal legislation, the...

Governor’s Office of Early Childhood receives $10.6 million federal Preschool Development Grant

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (GOEC) has been awarded a $10,620,000 federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Preschool Development Grant – Birth through Five (PDG B-5). Kentucky was one of six states to receive the highest funding amount. This one-year grant focuses on planning, with the opportunity to apply for additional funding in 2019. The purpose of Kentucky’s PDG B-5 is...