Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start

Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Washington


 "Fostering a Wealth of Knowledge focused on Health & Wellness for Head Start Children, Families, and Staff"


Dear Parent/Guardian:

Our program’s goal is to ensure that every child enrolled in Head Start is in the best possible health. While in Head Start preventative health measures are taking along with follow up treatments to detect any health conditions that may have an impact on your child’s ability to learn.  Head Start requires that each child have complete physical exam, and an up-to-date immunizations record, vision exam & blood lead test with results.

We encourage you to keep your child up-to-date on all the required health care exams. The Family Advocates along with other staff will assist you in making appointments, referrals and arranging transportation as needed to obtain any required health exams or screenings.

With parents/guardian’s permission, each child will receive the following as part of our program if the screening is not performed by the child’s physician:

  • Hearing Screening/Observation
  • Growth Assessments(height/weight)
  • Speech Screening/Observation
  • Dental Screening

An up-to-date health and medical history will be completed at enrollment and kept on file. All the required health exams will be in the child’s file as well.


Wash Your Hands

Cover Your Cough

Influenza Prevention and Control

Text for Baby

Health Policy