Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start

Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Washington

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.

Above is our Family Advocate, Trey Tefftt, at St. Stephen's Head Start in Radcliff, KY. He is been corresponding with the Elizabethtown Junior Women's Club establishing a relationship as a community partner. St. Stephen's received a monetary donation in the amount of $560.00.