While perusing the local newspaper's website, we stumbled upon this great opinion article. The author (Mira Ball) is encouraging the leaders of the great state of Kentucky, to invest in our future.
How is she encouraging this? She is bringing up great points in reference to the preschool debate and the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS). The proof is there to encourage our continued support of these services.
Currently, the state of Kentucky has preschool services available in our public schools, but the preschool services are only available to families with incomes up to 150% of the federal poverty level. Ms. Ball encourages the state to increase that to families with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level, which would serve an additional 16,000 children. Ideally, Kids Matter would like to see preschool services available to all kids, much like the other grades of public schools. Investing in the education and care of all children, improves the future of everyone.
Please go read the article and then come back here and weigh in your opinion. What can the state do to help kids have a successful future? We want to know what you think!