How We Advocate
The Appalachian Early Childhood Network is THE advocate for early childhood care and education in Appalachia.
AECN participates in all state level advocacy events, including Children’s Advocacy Day in Frankfort. During the 2021 Legislative Session, we worked with our partners to advocate for important legislation regarding child care.
Follow the link to listen to an interview with our Executive Director on WEKU about a bill concerning Family Child Care Homes.
AECN has deep roots in Appalachia. Expect to see us in your community, participating in activities that support our families, children, and providers. We are also active on local Chambers of Commerce and community leadership teams.
AECN believes families deserve high-quality, affordable child care. We provide resources for those looking for care, and we advocate for increased CCAP eligibility and lower copays for families.
Track Kentucky General Assembly Bills
Track bills that are good for Kentucky kids through the Kentucky Youth Advocates website.
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Areas We Serve
We proudly serve the Eastern Mountain and Cumberland Regions represented in yellow on the map.