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High Five Fun Fest promotaes school readiness

The Community Early Childhood Council sponsored a High Five Fun Fest for school readiness last month at the Jessamine County Public Library. 

The event, for families of children ages three to five, was intended to get the word out about the council, who they are and what services they offer the community.

Community stakeholders came together to create an event offering activities highlighting the five domains of early learning as defined by the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood. Activities included a number-matching duck pond, emoji slingshots, follow the footprints and herding cats color-matching game, among many others. 

Care Source-Humana sponsored the bubble truck, Aetna sponsored a Rosie’s Petting Zoo and Anthem sponsored an obstacle course by AirTime Inflatables.

An estimated 500 people attended the event. 

The festival was followed with a concert by Eric Litwin, one of the original authors of “Pete the Cat.”

The Kentucky Governor’s Office also funded a grant for the establishment of the Jessamine County Community Early Childhood Council, made up of representatives from Jessamine County Public Schools, JCPL, Head Start, the Jessamine County Health Department, area childcare providers, United Way of the Bluegrass, Early Care Aware and more, dedicated to working to promote school readiness in children from birth to five-years-old. 

For more information contact Jessica Dodgen at projectmanager2.cecc@gmail.com