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Central Kentucky Community Action                   Council Head Start

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

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Head Start Update!

Due to COVID-19, Central Kentucky Head Start felt the safest options for the children and families was to go fully virtual until January 4th. The staff here at CKHS is working diligently to keep children and families updated with the latest news and information. Updates will be posted every Monday! 

Hours of operations: 7 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Gov. Andy Beshear put out new orders regarding schools and education. 

- All public and private elementary, middle, and high schools (kindergarten through grade 12) shall cease in-person instruction and transition to remote or virtual instruction beginning November 23, 2020.

- All middle and high schools (grades 6 through 12) shall remain in remote or virtual instruction and not resume in-person instruction prior to January 4, 2021.

- For the period from December 7, 2020 to January 4, 2020, all elementary schools (kindergarten through grade 5) may reopen for in-person instruction, provided:

     a. The school is not located in a Red Zone County, as provided by the Kentucky Department for Public Health on the COVID-19 website (https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19).

     b. The school follows all expectations in the DKE Healthy at School Guidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools (https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-health-at-school).

 

Now Enrolling for 2020/2021 School Year!

Contact the Central Office at 270-692-2136!

(Or see the "Child Enrollment Application" tab)


Upcoming 2020-2021 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 24, 2020 for Head Start and August 5, 2020 for Early Head Start. Our open houses will be July 30, 2020 for Early Head Start with staggered appointments to ensure safe social distancing and the first week of August for our Head Start classrooms, with staggered appointment times as well to provide social distancing. 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, (www.centralkyheadstart.org), under 'Services', 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!

 


Statement of Non-Discrimination   

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an   individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or   in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online athttp://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email atprogram.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Links for Head Start Offices

Kentucky Head Start Association:  Link

National Head Start Association: Link

Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC): Link