Positive educational, social and health interventions help children, youth, and their families succeed in school and life. KRFDC is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth.
The agency’s Head Start program helps economically disadvantaged children from birth to 5 years old develop educational and social skills. Family members are encouraged to be involved in activities and educational experiences that will help foster a lifetime of commitment to quality education. In collaboration with the county school systems, Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Also, partnerships are developed with community agencies to provide additional services and resources to parents and children. Head Start works to meet each child's individual needs. Through this early socialization and educational experience, children who attend Head Start and Early Head Start are exposed to both the Head Start Early Learning Framework and the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards. Head Start services are provided in Clark, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Laurel, Madison, Powell, and Rockcastle counties. Early Head Start services are provided in Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell counties.
Head Start Statement of In-Kind
Agency Documentation of In-Kind Policy
Head Start Community Resources Directory
For more information contact:
Head Start Central Office
309 Spangler Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
Head Start provides services in 28 locations.
Clark Center, Clark Pre-School and Trapp
South Irvine Pre-K Center
Camp Dick, Lancaster and Paint Lick
McKee, Sand Gap and Tyner
Little Bears, Little Learner’s and Cornerstone
Bellevue, Berea Center, Berea Community, Daniel Boone, Mayfield, Richmond Center, Richmond Child Care and Kingston Elementary
Bowen, Clay City, Stanton Elementary and Powell Center
Broadhead, Mt. Vernon and Roundstone
Head Start is funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Head Start is also funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is passed through the Kentucky Department of Education.
Early Head Start serves 84 children in 4 Eastern Kentucky Counties:
Clark County Head Start: 859-744-2653
All God’s Children: 606-723-3247
Harvest Christian Academy: 859-623-8620
Bright Beginnings: 859-985-0550
Powell County Head Start: 606-663-2937
Early Head Start is funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.