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collaboration efforts to maximize the use of limited resources.  As a result, the agency continues to generate support with in-kind services, facility space and funding.  The value of this support has been 2 million annually.  

The Agricultural and Labor Program attributes its success to its strong partnerships, community involvement and support and loyal employees.  The agency just celebrated 35 years of community service.

Conclusions:  The Kentucky Association for Community Action found common elements in these child care programs that have made them innovative and successful;

Agencies responded to the existing need for child care services for families in their service area.

Agencies provided child care services in geographic locations where the need was evident and families could easily access the child care centers.

Agencies provided families with flexible hours, flexible rates and connected parents to supportive services (subsidies, child care providers, etc).

Agencies formed and maintained relationships with local, state and federal funding sources.

Agencies provided quality child care services, resulting in securing funding sources for on-going services or expansion of services.

Agencies employed quality program staff who formed trusting relationships with parents.

Appendix #1 Resource List

Audubon Area Community Services

1800 West 4th Street

Owensboro, KY  42304

Aubrey Nehring, Head Start Director

270.686.1600 http://www.audubon-area.com

Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc.

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