Kentucky Department of Education – Preschool Programs

Address: 500 Mero Street, 17th Floor CPG
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-7056 x7056 Email: Website:

Kentucky's Preschool Education Programs are available for all four-year-old children whose family income is no more than 150% of poverty; all three and four-year-old children with developmental delays and disabilities, regardless of income; and other four-year- old children as placements are available based on district decision.  The preschool program is designed to be developmentally appropriate for young children. 
Kentucky Preschool Program classrooms actively engage children so they will gain the skills and knowledge they need to enter primary school ready to achieve and excel at learning. Kentucky Preschool classrooms focus on the cognitive, language, physical, social, and emotional development of each child.  The preschool program also reduces barriers to learning by assuring that children receive:

  • Health screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Developmental screening
  • Parent education opportunities
  • Social services as needed.

All new teachers hired into the Kentucky Preschool Program must hold an Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) certifi cate. The IECE teachers are highly skilled instructors who are responsive to the learning needs of young children, including children with disabilities.
Preschool Brochure:
This Brochure gives information about services and contacts.



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