Grants and Initiatives

PNC Foundation – For Me, For You, For Later – First Steps to Spending, Sharing and Saving™
The CCC is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the PNC Foundation to teach for me, for you, for later professional development sessions at no cost for the following counties: Bell, Boyle, Clark, Clay, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Madison, Scott, Whitley and Woodford.

The trainings were developed by Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street, in partnership with PNC Grow Up Great. After attending the workshop, participants will receive a free bilingual multi-media kit that includes a parent and caregiver guide, a children’s activity book, three jar labels and an original Sesame Street DVD that features Elmo, Cookie Monster and their Sesame Street friends, as Elmo learns the basics of spending, sharing and saving.

The Child Care Council of Kentucky has partnered with the Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition to provide trainings in the Bell, Clay, Knox, Laurel and Whitley county areas.

United Way of the Bluegrass – Classroom and Teacher Preparedness Academy
The United Way of the Bluegrass has awarded a grant to the CCC to institute a cutting edge program for child care and preschool facilities. If your center holds a STAR rating you will be able to hire potential teachers that have been pre-trained and pre-screened by the CCC. Potential teachers participating in this program will obtain their CPR and First Aid trainings along with 21 additional training hours including Orientation I and II, Early Childhood Development, Professionalism, and Observation Skills. Upon completion of the program participants will also receive personal incentives.

United Way of the Bluegrass – Building Quality and Performance Project
The CCC will be working with STARS Quality Coordinators to increase the overall participation in STARS.

Delivery to Diploma

The CCC of Kentucky is pleased to partner with Fayette County Public Schools and other community agencies to emphasize the importance of life-long learning through the Delivery to Diploma program, a broad-based initiative that aims to ensure all families receive resources to support their children’s development from birth. January 1, 2011 launched the inaugural project in Lexington hospitals with the family of each newborn receiving a Delivery to Diploma bag containing a variety of resources for the growth and education of the child.

Kids Matter® Scholarship
In the Fall of 2010 the CCC was pleased to announce a new scholarship program for students of early childhood education. In the Fall of each year the CCC will use proceeds from the sale of Kids Matter® merchandise to award two scholarships. The registration form will be available on the Kids Matter® website early Fall and the CCC will award a scholarship to a student studying early childhood education in the state of Kentucky and one studying outside the state of Kentucky.

Funded in whole or in part from federal, CHFS, or other state funds