Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Welcome to Central Kentucky Head Start! Participating in our program is a great way to begin your child’s educational journey. Serving children ages birth to five years old, Head Start is a nationally recognized program that provides quality, comprehensive education services to at-risk preschool age children. We believe all children deserve the best possible education. It’s why we are committed to delivering quality education that enables children to become school ready.

As an integral program within Central Kentucky Community Action Council (CKCAC), Head Start provides support services to students and their families that promote self-sufficiency and help eliminate poverty. Our focus on academics, as well as health and wellness, creates an environment that encourages personal betterment for the entire family.

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Find Us Here

Our centers are located throughout Central Kentucky in the communities of Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Each center offers tailored services and resources to meet the needs of the children and families we serve.

Find Locations

Meade County Head Start /
Early Head Start

6215 Brandenburg Road
Ekron, KY 40117
(270) 828-4417

Radcliff Head Start

788 South Wilson Road
Radcliff, KY 40160
(270) 390-4202

Elizabethtown Head Start

401 West Poplar Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 900-4831

Larue County Head Start

407 Miami Court
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-3335

Bardstown Head Start

219 East Muir Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-9240

New Haven Head Start

413 North First Street
New Haven, KY 40051
(502) 549-3786

Springfield Head Start /
Early Head Start

394 Lincoln Drive, Suite 1
Springfield, KY 40069
(859) 481-6166

West Main Head Start

356 West Main Street
Lebanon, KY 40033
(270) 692-9966

Lebanon Head Start / Early Start
1081 Corporate Drive

Lebanon, KY 40033
(270) 692-4291

Educational Benefits

Our early educational intervention facilitates positive outcomes by preparing children for successful entry into kindergarten. Through strategic goals, performance measures and proven curriculum, we make school readiness a priority. We invite you to learn more about our focus on academics and discover how your child can benefit from our long history of success.

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Health & Wellness

Academic success is driven by a variety of factors, including emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. In an effort to maximize our students’ learning opportunities, Central Kentucky Head Start takes a comprehensive approach to learning. From providing nutritious meals and snacks to offering health and wellness screenings, we aim to identify and overcome any challenges that inhibit learning.

Health & Wellness

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“I learned that Head Start is not just amazing with education, but amazing with assisting the family as a whole” “Head Start is an amazing group of people who not only educates, but also supports families.”

Barbara H., Head Start Grandparent