Welcome to Our ECE Professional Resources

 In this section, early care and education providers will find helpful information and links to online curriculum resources, professional development training opportunities, and tips for best practices in the classroom.

Ages & Stages Questionnaires


 The ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE2 are parent-completed questionnaires designed to screen the developmental performance of children in the areas of communication, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem solving, and personal-social skills, and social-emotional development.

Baker Early Education Resource and Training Center


 BEE Training offers in-person and online services and resources for early childhood educators, libraries, & organizations. In addition to information about our trainings and services, you will also find FREE online resources and information on our site. 

Brigance Kindergarten entrance Screener


 The BRIGANCE® Kindergarten Screen III is a collection of assessments and data-gathering tools to use with children entering kindergarten. Kentucky has adopted the Brigance as the screening tool used to screen all incoming kindergarten students. 

Child Care Aware


At the ChildCare Aware website, you will find resources to help you:

  • Open and operate a Child Care Center
  • Find training and education opportunities
  • Develop a Family Engagement Plan
  • Find Health and Safety Guidelines
  • And more...

Child Care Council of KY


The Child Care Council of Kentucky is located in Lexington ,Kentucky. The Council offers online trainings and information on Child Care Assistance.

CDA Credential


 The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.


Benefits of The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™

  • Advance your career
  • Meet job requirements
  • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
  • Provide parents with peace of mind
  • Understand developmentally appropriate practice
  • Increase your confidence 

Conscious Discipline


Conscious Discipline is a Trauma Informed Social and Emotional Learning approach. On the Conscious Discipline website, you can register for free social emotional resources for the classroom.

Division for Early Childhood


 The continuum of resources developed by the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) support the healthy social and emotional development and resilience of children and the adults who care for them. The website offers professional development and resources for working with children.

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  The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.  

Division of Regulated Child Care, Cabinet for Health and Family Services


 Regional Division of Regulated Child Care offices conduct on-site visits of all Kentucky licensed child-care centers and certified family child care homes to determine compliance with applicable regulations. 



All early care and education providers are required to maintain yearly training hours. ECE-TRIS is a centralized database which maintains training records for Early Care and Education professionals throughout Kentucky. You can access and print your training records at the ECE-TRIS website.

Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (From the National Office of Head Start)


ECLKC is a free resource website with professional development, information, and teaching strategies. The site is maintained by the Office of Head Start, but access is free and appropriate for anyone working with children from birth to age five.

Health & Safety Ark (CPR/First Aid)


Owner, Sabrina James, offers adult, child, and pediatric CPR and First Aid training.

Kentucky ALL Stars Rating System


 Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky’s expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system serving all early care and education programs – including childcare centers, Head Start and public preschool – that receive public funding. The unified system is based on Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. 

Kentucky Child Care Regulations


Child care regulations and licensing information is updated on the Cabinet for Family Services site. 

Kentucky Department of Education


 The Early Childhood Resources page includes resources for families and educators of children ages birth to five. Some topics of interest include growth and development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers; understanding and working with children with disabilities; social/emotional growth; parenting skills; school readiness; multiculturalism and diversity; and brain development. 

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