Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.
This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 114 counties in the state of Kentucky. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.
Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.
The Head Start program of the Big Sandy Area Community Action Partnership, along with 6 delegate school systems, serve a total of 1219 children and their families throughout a 5 county area. At least 90% of these children are from low-income families or are eligible under other criteria that Head Start recognizes as being in need. The Big Sandy area has benefited from the Head Start program for over 40 years and children continue to receive a valuable early childhood foundation and school readiness in our 69 center-based and 1 home-based classroom each year
The Blue Grass Head Start Program, promotes early language, literacy and numeracy skills and inspires creativity in the development of preschool children; encourages self confidence and self-sufficiency in families and strengthens partnership with existing community services.
The Bourbon County Preschool Head Start Center provides child care services for children enrolled in the program. The Bourbon County Preschool Head Start child care offers a high quality, developmentally appropriate program. The program adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services and the state licensing board. Our commitment to quality ensures that the needs of the children are met, and policies, procedures and practices.
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.
WhoThe Carroll County Head Start program will:What Provide a quality education/ health/ and social services program;WhyTo ensure an opportunity for all preschool aged children;For WhomWho meet Head Start/KERA Preschool guidelines and their families;To develop life skills, self-worth, and a love of learning;HowThrough developmentally-apropriate activities;In a warm, caring, positive environment
The mission of the Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start program is to utilize a positive team effort to enhance the lives of Head Start children and their families by supporting and enriching the child’s developmental growth physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Recognizing that parents are the primary educators of their children, the program will provide opportunities to enhance their growth and well being by serving as a vehicle to promote self-sufficiency through collaboration with community resources.
Head StartCounties: Fayette, Harrison, Nicholas and Scott countiesSummary: Head Start is a child development program that provides high quality, comprehensive child development services to children 4-5 years of age and their families. Parents, community leaders and agencies are involved in providing opportunities for low-income children to reach age level norms and be ready to enter kindergarten. Head Start is operated all year.
Migrant Head StartCounties: Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, Madison, Daviess*, Henderson*, and Warren* counties.Summary: Migrant Head Start provides a high quality, comprehensive child development program to migrant children 0-3 years of age and their families. Parents, community leaders and other agencies are involved in providing opportunities for low income migrant children to reach their full potential.* Operated in cooperation with other Community Action Agencies
Head Start is a child development program serving three and four year old children from primarily income-eligible families, in each of our 10-counties. Ten percent of the funded enrollment is set aside for children with documented disabilities.
Head Start is a federally funded program for low-income families. You may be eligible for Head Start if:
You have a child that is three or four years of age
You are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Your income is at or below 100% to 130% of poverty
You are homeless as defined by the McKinney Vento Act
You have a family member living in your home that is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
You have a child in foster care
You have a child in Kinship care