Ready to Grow…Ready to Learn…Ready to Succeed 

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.

For more information contact:
John Roden
Head Start Central Office
309 Spangler Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
859/623-7233


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 is funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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