The Berea RTC is one of five Early Childhood Regional Training Centers that assist local school districts and other service providers targeting special needs and economically at-risk children, ages three to five, in the implementation of preschool programs that nurture the philosophy of school readiness.
In Kentucky, school readiness means that each child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child's success and ability to be Ready to Grow, Ready to Learn and Ready to Succeed. The RTCs also emphasize the importance of early childhood as the foundation for success throughout the school years culminating in college and career readiness. We nurture the “No Child Left Behind” philosophy: "We must make sure that every child enters school ready to learn - every child - not just one, not just a few, but every single child."
The centers provide peer-to-peer services which include providing professional learning opportunities, technical assistance, consultation and lending resources.
The Berea RTC serves the following public school districts:
Science Hill Independent