Wednesday, December 11, 2013

KIDS COUNT Rankings Released

The numbers are in for the Kentucky Kids Count county rankings on child well-being.

The index shows a need for stronger investments in Kentucky’s children. Counties that show the most room for improvement include Owsley, Knox, Martin and Clay.

The study focused on four major indicators: economic security, health, family and community strength and education.

Andrea Bennett, chief external affairs officer of the Kentucky Youth Advocates said they hope the rankings inspire change and growth in the commonwealth.

Early intervention is one way Teresa James, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, says will be the key to building solid foundations for future generations.

Coordinators encourage literacy at an early age and ‘family learning’ at home.