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BCTC Lawrenceburg and ACCECC to Provide Training for Early Childcare Workers with New $7,200 Grant

The Governors Office of Early Childhood presented a $7,200 grant to the Anderson County Community Early Childhood Council (ACCECC) to fund and implement training for Anderson Countys early childcare workers. Bluegrass Community and Technical Colleges (BCTC) Lawrenceburg Campus has been chosen to provide the training, which will include techniques for teaching math and sciences, as well as language and literacy to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.

BCTC Lawrenceburg will also be using a portion of the Early Childhood grant to purchase math and science kits to help train workers on how to implement math and science into their lesson plans. Toward the end of May, BCTC will be presenting a Bugs amp; Bloom night to showcase to childcare providers lesson plans and child activities they can incorporate into their curriculum.

We want to ensure that all early childcare workers are meeting the School Readiness requirements mandated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), said Maria Rutherford, program coordinator for Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education at BCTC and chairwoman of the ACCECC. Through this training, workers will be able to assess on a broad range of readiness skills for a childs strengths and weaknesses and plan accordingly to help each child reach their potential.

In addition to BCTC, the ACCECCs other partners include the Anderson County Board of Education, Head Start, local childcare providers, and the Anderson County Public Library. United Way is ACCECCs fiscal agent.

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The Anderson County Early Childhood Council serves children, families, and early childhood professionals of Anderson County, Kentucky. For more information, please go their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/andersoncoECCouncil

BCTC has six campuses and three centers that are within a 30-minute drive of 95% of Central Kentuckians. The college enrolls some 18,000 students annually and provides training for business partners to more than 2,000 employees.