What We Do

About Head Start

Head Start is a nationally backed early childhood education program launched in 1965 to help communities meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. The program is designed to provide children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Our holistic approach to serving children and their families greatly improves a child’s long-term personal growth and academic achievements. Our nationally rated centers support academic success in a positive learning environment where teachers, parents and students work together toward common goals.

Serving at-risk children ages birth to five, Head Start prides itself in being the nation’s premier early education program. Established within Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Central Kentucky Head Start serves children and families within the counties of Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington. Our early educational intervention facilitates positive outcomes by preparing children for successful entry into kindergarten. We are here to teach, to lead, and to serve.

We invite you to read our most recent annual reports below.

CKYHS Annual Academic Assessment Report     CKCAC Annual Report

Parent Testimonial

Our Focus on Academics

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Health and Wellness Resources

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Percentage of Children Receiving Hearing & Vision Screenings
Number of Parents Obtaining and/or Maintaining Employment
Percentage of Children Categorically Income Eligible
Students Meeting or Exceeding School Readiness Goals
Children Receiving Medical & Dental Exams
Fathers Actively Involved

Our Mission

Central Kentucky Head Start will deliver quality education for children and families to be school ready while engaging partnerships and community resources.

Our Values

Quality, Diversity, and Dedication

Our Vision

To Teach, To Lead, and To Serve