201 E Walnut St
Leitchfield KY 42754-1572
Early Head Start and Head Start both have a long history of working with families to meet their needs as the family sees them. This is what makes the program different from daycare or the public school. The Parent Child Center [as the program is known by] has always been a place where families can come for help. The staff is dedicated to listening to a family and helping them to understand what services in the community they may be eligible to receive.
Who is Eligible?
Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.
Families are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Recruitment - Breckinridge-Grayson Programs partners with numerous community agencies to ensure families needing Head Start services are targeted. We have formal agreements with the Health Departments, Community Based Services, First Steps, county school boards, Community Action Agencies, pediatricians, and many others. Newspaper ads, flyers, banners, and posters inform families of potential openings in the program. Families must complete an application for enrollment; which includes all of the eligibility requirements. Completed applications are kept until an opening in the program is declared. The program is required to keep a wait list for each program option to ensure vacancies are filled in a timely manner. Selection - Children are given points in a variety of areas according to their familyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s circumstances. The areas for receiving points include: Parent Status, Disability, Income, Age, Health, Social Services, and Family Crisis. The points are totaled and children's names