The mission of First 5 Lex is to create a collaborative community to support the whole child and the family, from quality prenatal care through early childhood, resulting in a foundation for lifelong learning.


Parent and caregiver interactions with children from birth to 5 are the key to future success. What we need to do to prepare our children for school is actually simple and fun: READ, TALK and PLAY!


First 5 Lex - Read, Talk and Play from Cradle to Kindergarten was developed by Fayette County Public Schools in partnership with early childhood professionals from across our community, in response to concerns about school readiness.


First 5 Lex - Read, Talk and Play is designed to give families and caregivers access to information about early learning and connect them to fun, stimulating, age-appropriate activities and experiences that will support their young child’s development and learning.

Learn more about First 5 Programs.

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