Hello Head Start Friends,
I began my journey with Central Kentucky Head Start in 1983 as a Head Start parent. I know the incredible impact our program has on children and families because I experienced it myself. Returning to work in 1995 was only possible because of the support and opportunities that I received. Now, nearly four decades later, I am proud to serve as Central Kentucky Head Start’s Director. It’s in this role that I get to advocate for children and families in our communities every day.
Central Kentucky Head Start strives to provide the highest quality preschool education to our children. Our vision is to teach, to lead, and to serve. Every day our staff guides children with the highest quality preschool education around. Our curriculum is research-based and outcomes are measured consistently to ensure children are reaching developmental milestones.
Children are screened for any physical, emotional, or learning differences. Based on outcomes, they are provided with services from top-quality providers in our area. Our goal is to ensure your child is ready for kindergarten. You will not find a better learning experience for your child than Central Kentucky Head Start.
Many of our staff are current or former Head Start parents. They know that raising a family in today’s world can be very challenging. We are here to provide support as servant leaders and to guide you and your family through challenges you may face. You will always have a listening ear and access to resources that can helping you in your parenthood journey.
We are fortunate to be under the umbrella of Central Kentucky Community Action Council (CKCAC). CKCAC offers a wide-ranging network of resources within our communities. If you are struggling to pay your utility bill, we may be able to help. If you need support with transportation to school or medical appointments, we may be able to help. If you or your family struggles with food insecurity, we may be able to help. Our staff is here to help provide resources to you beyond the classroom.
Lastly, we need you. We need you to be a part of the Head Start family. We need you to be your child’s first teacher and important partner in their educational success. We need your guidance on how to best support you, your child, and others in our community. We need you to tell other families about the value of Head Start. We need you.
I am proud to lead this program and proud of our accomplishments. But know that we are never satisfied. Until the last child and family no longer live in poverty in our community, Central Kentucky Head Start will be here fighting for you. Please join us.
Tammy Stanley, Director
Central Kentucky Head Start
“I am proud to serve as Central Kentucky Head Start’s Director. It’s in this role that I get to advocate for children and families in our communities every day.”
Central Kentucky Head Start