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Early childhood development is essential, because experiences early in life can have a lasting impact on later learning, behavior and health. Providing children with a high-quality environment helps them learn, grow and develop while also leading to proven economic returns of $4-$9 for every public dollar invested in child education before the age of 5. And so supporting and investing in programs that increase kindergarten readiness rates in Northern Kentucky will not only positively impact that one child’s life but will also have a ripple effect on our future workforce and regional economy.

Skyward's goal for the next five years is to implement “Pre-K Works,” a program ensuring high-quality preschool for all 3 and 4-year-olds; expand the number of high-quality childcare providers in order to meet new-found demand; increase capacity for best practice home visitation programs; and support legislation and funding mechanisms to expand early childhood education.



Land of second chances: Covington puts lifelong education within reach

In this final regular installment of On the Ground: Covington, Soapbox continues exploring the intersection of poverty and education, shining a light on initiatives like the Lincoln Grant Scholar House and the Life Learning Center that support education and skills training for adult learners.


Minding the gap: Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

Poverty is a multi-faceted and widespread challenge to learning in Covington's public schools. But far from lamenting, leaders are tackling the problem head-on, with strategic programming and a passion for student success.


Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”  


Photo feature: NKY celebrates success, looks toward bright future

Exploring Northern Kentucky's renewed vision and successes of recent years, and looking forward to many good things to come in the myNKY target areas of business, health, education and community vibrancy.


NKU, local tech firms lead region in cybersecurity efforts

Through its award-winning Center for Information Security, NKU is partnering with regional cybersecurity experts to produce career-ready students for the fight against cyber crime.
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NKU's College of Informatics does things a little bit differently

Northern Kentucky University's College of Informatics is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the centerpiece of NKU's exciting era of transformation.


Born Learning Academy helps parents help their schoolchildren succeed

Learn more about United Way's Born Learning Academy, an innovative program that provides Kentucky parents with the tools to help their children succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

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myNKY: What does it mean to you?

Residents and business, civic, education and religious leaders respond when asked to help determine the future of Northern Kentucky in the next five years.
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