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KAECE seeks to enhance and support the early childhood educational community of Kentucky by engaging in three distinct missions...


Through our commitment to professional development , Kentucky Association for Early Childhood Education values and supports young children, their families, and early education professionals. We seek to provide opportunities for the collaboration of individuals and groups who are concerned with appropriate early care and education of young children.


Our main effort in achieving this commitment is our annual RISE UP Conference which provides a one-day comprehensive training event aimed at inspiring and educating ECE professionals, providing meaningful ECE-TRIS level sessions to enhance experience and knowledge in their field.


At KAECE, we strongly believe in the power of community in Early Childhood Education. That’s why we have made it our mission to provide a platform for educators to network with each other and share their knowledge and experiences. We strive to foster a supportive and inclusive environment where educators can build relationships, collaborate and learn from each other.


KAECE is more than just an early childhood education association - we are also advocates for children and education in Kentucky. We provide a platform for early childhood educators to come together and share best practices, while also engaging in advocacy efforts that affect children and educational standards in our state. We believe that every child deserves a high-quality education, and we are dedicated to helping them achieve this goal through our programs, resources, and support.

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