Develop a strong Head Start Association by unifying Kentucky's Head Start Grantees to accomplish the common vision through leadership, advocacy, communication, and opportunities for high quality professional learning.



Kentucky Head Start Association will become a leader in Early Childhood Education by supporting high quality service for Kentucky’s most vulnerable families to insure their children become school, college and career ready.



  • Uniqueness of children and families
  • Relationships
  • High quality services
  • High quality work force
  • Knowledge
  • Expertise
  • Continuous improvement
  • Positive outcomes
  • Comprehensive approach to child development


  • All children can be successful
  • High quality Early Childhood Education is the right investment and yields positive results for Kentucky’s most vulnerable children and families
  • Families are the child’s first and most important teacher, and all families want their children to succeed
  • The provision of high-quality instruction is vital to children’s success
  • Strong collaboration with local, state and national partners is essential to achieve positive outcomes for children and families

KHSA's Leadership Team

Kristy Lewis - headshot

Kristy Lewis


Paducah Public Schools Head Start


Erika Casey

Third Vice President

Ohio Valley Edu Coop

Tara Meimeister - headshot

Tara Neimeister


Northern KY Community Action Head Start

Sharon Walker - headshot

Sharon Price

First Vice President

Lexington Community Action Head Start

Cindy Graves - headshot

Cindy Graves


Murray Public Schools Head Start


Libby Brown

Public Relations Officer

Lake Cumberland Head Start


Martina Roe

Second Vice President

Gateway Community Action Head Start





John Mountjoy - headshot

John Mountjoy

Executive Director

KHSA on Twitter

Get your Complimentary Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Kits for Head Start - courtesy of NHSA and Colgate

Audubon Area Head Start has an immediate opening for Head Start Director overseeing its 16 county Head Start / Early Head Start programs.

This is Census Recruitment Week and KY needs your help! An accurate and complete census means that KY communities receive the most federal $ possible to support children/families. Temporary employment available across KY - especially in rural communities.

October is Head Start Awareness Month - created in 1982 by President Reagan, Head Start Awareness Month is an opportunity for you to share the power of Head Start! Check out the @NatlHeadStart Head Start Language Playbook for help in shaping your message -

Teaching Strategies Gold Training sponsored by Kentucky GOEC - Oct. 14-17, 2019

Family Services Institute - 3 Day FREE Training - Nashville - Nov. 12-14