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Former New England Patriots player Malcolm Mitchell joins education leaders to emphasize early learning

By Jacob Perkins Kentucky Teacher A former National Football League player-turned-children’s book author told attendees at the Early Childhood Institute that it is imperative to focus on early childhood education and literacy because a lack of education can become a “generational curse.” Malcolm Mitchell, a former wide receiver for the New England Patriots who was named the 2016 Children’s...

Early Childhood Institute 2019: Believe in Me KY roundtable discussion in Louisville this week

The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (KYGOEC) will host its annual Early Childhood Institute (ECI) June 19-21.   The goal is to empower early childhood professionals to continue their efforts to impact and shape Kentucky’s children and families. KYGOEC was recently awarded $10.62 million in federal funding from the Every Student Succeeds Act Preschool Development Grant –...