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Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky 41701

County (ARC Region) Perry
State (ARC Region) Kentucky


Q1. Mission:

To Build an environment that supports quality, affordable early care and education for families in Appalachia.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

  1. Invest in entrepreneurial and business development strategies that strengthen Appalachia’s economy-
    1. The Appalachian Early Childhood Network is working to increase Family Child Care in Appalachia Kentucky. While this may not seem like “entrepreneurial and business development” but it is. We are providing training and supports to help people open businesses in their homes in order to provide a service to other working parents that need child care. Child care is the base from which ALL other sectors rely. Without child care, there is no workforce.
  2. Increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia-
    1. The Appalachian Early Childhood Network provides training to child care providers to increase their knowledge and credentialing. We work to increase the quality of care and with that means increasing the education, knowledge, and skills of the child care providers in our region.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 2/0 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 0/0 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $175720/$228808

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $363280 / $307708

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $175720 / $228808

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): No ($)
Received From:   Date Received:
For What Purpose(s):

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

As we have seen, COVID-19 has all but completely decimated the child care industry in Kentucky. It has made the work of our organization even harder due to the decrease in available child care, the increased restrictions around child care, the added costs of running a child care business, and the fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19 to one of our most vulnerable populations. Our organization has been working to increase the availability of quality, affordable child care in Appalachia Kentucky, and now we are working to make up ground that was lost during the pandemic. Our timeline for implementing projects has been pushed back 8+ months, we are having difficulty fundraising, increased hurdles in order to provide required training for child care providers, and we are virtually unable to talk to legislators and policymakers at this time. We are also trying to learn how to do everything virtually with unreliable internet.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
ability to raise funding for operations
inability to connect with legislators and policymakers
the impact of COVID-19 on child care and the survival of programs in our state

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

The Appalachian Early Childhood Network would like help learning about how to fundraise during the pandemic and foreseeable future when people are not wanting to gather and how to creatively network in order to raise operating funds. How can those of us who are in rural, remote, isolated communities get access to the people we need to be talking to?


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? Yes

List of Organizations in Proposed Cohort:
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
Appalachian Arts Alliance
Housing Development Alliance

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

Course #2 Choice: 2-Fundraising

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021: 10-Week Course (Jan. 25. 2021 – Apr. 4, 2021)


Name: Kristin Collins, Board Chair

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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