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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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Sharon Price

First Vice President

Lexington 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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Treasurer

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John Mountjoy

Executive Director


KHSA on Twitter


Get your Complimentary Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Kits for Head Start - courtesy of NHSA and Colgate https://t.co/KdbfIpKvyJ

Audubon Area Head Start has an immediate opening for Head Start Director overseeing its 16 county Head Start / Early Head Start programs. https://t.co/hC7GxPquz4

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. https://t.co/pDeMr0JQ08

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 - https://t.co/ilLQXNFvk6

Teaching Strategies Gold Training sponsored by Kentucky GOEC - Oct. 14-17, 2019 https://t.co/wtsLjtuIzq

Family Services Institute - 3 Day FREE Training - Nashville - Nov. 12-14 https://t.co/2oOxkzx6xC