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

Thanks to Carla Brown and her team at @CASOKY Head Start for a great @HeadStartKY visit to Bowling Green! HeadStartKY photo

KHSA's 2020 Annual Conference - March 17-19, 2020 -
@TheGaltHouse in @louisville - Meeting Registration and Hotel Room Block now OPEN!
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Check out @HeadStartKY Job Board featuring Head Start / Early Head Start professional opportunities across Kentucky. New listings in Jefferson County and Lake Cumberland.

Thursday's (Nov. 14, 2019) KHSA Board of Directors meeting has been cancelled. We will seek to reschedule the meeting for the week after Thanksgiving.

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.