The Kids Matter Coalition (KMC) is a professional educational and advocacy network for licensed and certified child care providers, early care professionals, parents/guardians, businesses and other community partners in Kentucky. KMC's strategy is to gather, grow and go with our network by actively engaging in early childhood advocacy to ensure that regulations and policies in Kentucky positively impact children, families and the early care and education workforce in Kentucky. We also provide access to educational opportunities to our network.
Mr. Stevenson currently serves as the President of the KM Coalition. Mr. Stevenson has 20 years of experience in the field of early care and education. He's also the Executive Director of the Child Care Council of KY, Inc.
Bird Consulting, founded in 1996, is a comprehensive one-stop firm, dedicated to assisting both non-profit and for-profit organizations in realizing their full potential strategically and politically.
"I am a newer director with the coalition, but I can always count on Bradley and his team if I have a question or a staff needs training. As we train new staff and use the training feature of the membership, Bradley and Kyle are always able to help us figure it out. I use Bradley as a resource and can send questions any time I need to. He is always happy to connect me to whomever I need. Thank you KMC for advocating and supporting when we need it!"
"I have worked with CCC for 4 consecutive years presently & about 10 consecutive years about 9 years ago. Out of those 14 years total, I have been more than pleased with the teamwork mindset, the going above & beyond for my afterschool programs and the drive to always search for ways to improve! We are truly blessed to partner with CCC/Kids Matter Coalition!!!"
"The active learning tools that they have provided for our center has been meaningful and has been truly effective. It has helped us towards our learning goals. With having the availability to offer online trainings it has been really helpful to my teachers especially during this trying time with the COVID-19 Virus. The trainers are great and very helpful and supportive with any questions that we may have. They also offer some training classes that come to your center, it is very easy to set up to do so. I want to say Thank you to all our childcare professionals, we really appreciate all the support. We are essential."
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Child Care Council/Kids Matter is playing an integral role in our fight for legislative change that will provide childcare owners the means necessary to recruit/retain staff and provide quality early childhood developmental services through a viable business model. This is the only way we will be able to solve our state’s serious childcare shortage without adding to the financial burden burden of hard working families."
"Great and easy way to get your staff quality training."
We have expanded our nominations for Director and Teacher of the Year statewide. Do you know a child care director of teacher who are deserving of this award? If so, nominate them today.