Central Kentucky Community Action                   Council Head Start

Serving: Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Washington

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Parent, Family, Community Engagement

Parents are their child's first and best teacher.  Knowing that parents are the most important influence on a child's development, Head Start offers opportunities for families to interact within their child while they are at preschool.

Here at Central Kentucky Head Start, we strive to include the families in every aspect of their child's education.  From volunteering in the classroom to attending parent committee meetings, parents have an internal view of how their child is being educated.  Parents are invited to serve as community leaders while serving on Policy Council, advisory meetings or attending parent committee meetings.

The uniqueness and culture of each family motivates the work of the Family Advocates as it builds relationship with families and works on parent-generated goals.  Resources, referrals, crisis intervention, opportunities for community involvement, support to develop literacy, leadership and employment skills are offered by staff to every family.

Upcoming 2021-2022 School Year

Welcome back Head Start and Early Head Start families! We have been working diligently to get our centers ready for your return to school! We have a tentative start date of August 16, 2021 for Head Start and August 5, 2021 for Early Head Start. Within the upcoming weeks, all families will be receiving a postcard in the mail with their day and time slot of their registration appointment with their child’s new teacher.

On our website, (, under Parent, Family, Community Engagement tab, there will be an online link to print your child’s registration forms, please take advantage of this if possible and complete and bring to your child’s registration appointment along with any health work or immunizations certificates they have completed. If you cannot print and complete these forms in advance, paper copies will be available the day of, but again completing before hand will help with the registration process.

This appointment will also be your chance to express with our staff if you would like in person instruction, or virtual instruction. As of now we are looking at in person instruction being split classes of 10 children, with 10 children coming Monday and Tuesday with the other 2 days being virtual and 10 children coming Wednesday and Thursday with the other 2 days being virtual. This is tentative and could evolve as guidelines and restrictions change and update. Virtual learning 4 days a week is also an option, should you choose for your child. We will make both options fun, exciting and make sure your child is receiving superior learning at all times.

We also ask that adults attending the registration and open house wear a mask at all times within the center. It is not required for the children to wear a mask, but we do ask that proper hand hygiene be performed before and after each appointment.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s center, Family Advocate, or the Central Office at 270-692-2136. We hope everyone has had a wonderful, safe, and healthy summer and we look forward to seeing your children’s smiling faces as we start this upcoming school year!

Enrollment Packet

2021-2022 CKYHS Parent Handbook

Community Resources