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Federal child care block grant of $42 million will help Kentucky families, providers

Families with young children and child care providers will benefit from federal funding and new state regulations that became effective Dec. 1. File photo The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Division of Child Care (DCC), part of the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), recently received an additional $42 million to a block grant and will use the funds to assist more families...

Nearly half of Kentucky’s childcare providers now ‘highly ranked’ by state’s quality rating system

The Kentucky Division of Child Care has reached a significant milestone, with nearly half of the state’s child-care providers now highly ranked by the Commonwealth’s required quality rating system. The goal was part of the federal Race to the Top Initiative. Kentucky was awarded an RTTT Early Learning Challenge grant in 2014 from the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Health and Human...

The Nest Child Care Center earns highest quality rating under new Ky All-Stars quality rating system

The Nest Center for Women, Children and Families Child Care Center has earned a 5 STAR rating, the highest rating obtainable, under the new Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. Receiving the highest rating requires meeting standards of excellence in: classroom and instructional quality, family and community engagement, staff qualifications, leadership practice and professional...

Commission announces lineups for annual boys, girls Kentucky High School All-Stars

(Photo from Bluegrass Sports Commission)   The Bluegrass Sports Commission in conjunction with the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches announced the rosters of the senior boys and senior girls Kentucky All-Star teams that will represent Kentucky this June in their annual two-game set with Indiana’s top players.   “This is one of the most...