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Mission

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.

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Vision

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.

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Values

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

  • 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

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Kristy Lewis

President

Paducah Public Schools Head Start

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Erika Casey

Third Vice President

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Tara Neimeister

Secretary

Northern KY Community Action Head Start

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Rhonda Martin

First Vice President

Bell-Whitley Community Action Head Start

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Cindy Graves

Parliamentarian

Murray Public Schools Head Start

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Libby Brown

Public Relations Officer

Lake Cumberland Head Start

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Martina Roe

Second Vice President

Gateway Community Action Head Start

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James Peters

Treasurer

Northern KY Community Action Head Start

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John Mountjoy

Executive Director


KHSA on Twitter


As #coronavirus threatens families’ physical, economic & emotional well-being, leaders are working fast to respond. Join us, @ZEROTOTHREE & #ThinkBabies partners TMRW @ 11a ET for a discussion w/ @rosadelauro about how Congress is tackling families’ needs: https://t.co/6B8ECdhvm7

Based on the @NatlHeadStart state call today (3/24/20), the best and most current OHS guidance for Head Start and Early Head Start programs is located here: https://t.co/kurbmgj8Jd @KYGOEC @OHS_Director @prichardcom @KyEdWorkforce @KyDCBS @ComActionKY

Nominations Open: 2021 Kentucky Head Start Awards https://t.co/fDSjRl1VKj

Kentucky CHFS Office of the Inspector General's Guidance on Limited Duration Child Care Facilities - https://t.co/ddpe9GpVKC