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Super Stars

Calling All KY Super Stars:  Register for your second Regional Leadership Forum:

Registration is now open for the second Regional Leadership Forum.  Participants will receive an email invitation to register for their assigned forum.  Below is the schedule and location of the second forum:

Learn more here about booking pre-paid lodging and reimbursement for mileage, meals, and substitutesCohort Reimbursement Details

Regional Forum Schedule for April and May 2017
Regional Group
(for participants from the following counties)
Regional Forum Date Location

Anderson, Ashland, & Berea RTC Area
Bullitt, Bourbon, Campbell, Carroll, Casey, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Henry, Jefferson, Kenton, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Owen, Pendleton, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Woodford

Friday, April 28, 2017


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History                          100 W. Broadway                   Frankfort, KY  40601

Calloway and Simpson RTC Area
Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Christian, Calloway, Daviess, Edmondson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Hardin, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, LaRue, Logan,  Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren

Friday, May 12, 2017


Green River Regional Educational CoOp
230 Technology Way
Bowling Green, KY

Mixed Group Book Discussion Planning Guide

Roll out the carpet for Early Childhood Leaders in 2017!

Two cohorts of Early Childhood professionals from public and private preschools and Kindergartens, Head Start, Early Head Start, private child care programs, and advocacy groups will sharpen their skills in 2017 as part of Kentucky’s Super Stars Leadership Academy. 

Cohort I – January through June 2017 (class selected)

Cohort II – July through December 2017 (the application period opens on March 13, 2017 and closes on April 17, 2017)


Meet the Professionals in Cohort I

These education professionals shape the future as they work with children in the years of most vital importance for their learning and development.  As participants in the Super Stars Leadership Academy, they will work to grow as professionals and will be celebrated for all they day to touch the lives of children in their care.

Click here to see a list of members selected for Cohort I of the Super Stars Leadership Academy

Click here to read a list of what members of Cohort I hope to gain from the experience.

What will Super Stars Leadership Academy members learn?

The six-month program including workshops, personal coaching, networking with fellow Early Childhood professionals, and resources to help meet participants meet professional goals and improve services for children.  Click here to see a detailed Training Framework.

Participants in the Super Stars Leadership Academy will:

  • Set goals and develop a personal and professional Leadership Action Plan
  • Work with a mentor to meet personal and professional goals
  • Create the best learning environment for students
  • Identify and implement the best instructional strategies to increase school readiness
  • Engage with parents and help them be the primary teachers of their children
  • Build collaborative partnerships
  • Mentor others

Meet the Regional Leadership Mentors

At least monthly, participants will meet with a personal Leadership Mentor via phone, email, or in person to set and work on goals for professional growth and development.  Click here to read bios of each Regional Leadership Mentor.

What will it cost?  How is it funded?

There is NO cost for participation in the Super Stars Leadership Academy.  Expenses are covered for travel to two Regional Workshops and one Kentucky Convening – including mileage, hotel, and meals.  Employers will receive up to $100 per day to cover costs for a substitute while participants are away from the classroom for the two Regional Workshops and Kentucky Statewide Convening.  Participants also will receive books, materials, and a lot of recognition for being an Early Childhood Super Star!

The Academy is funded with a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant to the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (GOEC).  GOEC asked the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), based on our track record of success in Early Childhood, to develop the Academy program with input from the Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky Head Start Association, and others.

How are participants selected?

In an online application, prospective participants will detail:

  • How they have already been involved in Early Childhood Education through work or volunteer experiences
  • Best practices used in their work and why they chose those practices
  • What they want to learn about Early Childhood Education to be even better at their jobs
  • How they might share what they learn with others. 

Applicants must provide two references, a statement of support for participation from his or her supervisor, and a commitment to make the time to participate in all of the Super Stars Academy programs and activities. A team of reviewers selects the participants.

Where will the Regional Workshops take place?

Regional Workshops will take place in five different regions of Kentucky so your travel time is short!  Our regional trainings will align with the KDE Early Childhood Regional Training Centers.  Click here to see map.

How do I apply?

It’s simple.  Click here to apply.  Application deadline has been extended until April 24, 2017.

Can I refer a friend?

Please do!  Share this Recruitment Flyer with your friends.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please email Andrea Skaggs at askaggs@ovec.org or leave her a message at 502-647-3533, ext. 279.