Getting Young Children and Their Families Ready for School and Ready for Life
Lake Cumberland Early Head Start
Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and expectant women. Its mission is simple:
• to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for expectant women,
• to enhance the development of very young children, and
• to promote healthy family functioning.
Early Head Start, launched in 1995, provides support to low-income expectant moms, infants, toddlers and their families. EHS programs enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; assist expectant families with accessing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care; support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and help parents move toward self-sufficiency. Together Head Start and Early Head Start have served tens of millions of children and their families
The LCCAA Early Head Start Program serves 52 participants in Adair, Casey and Cumberland counties with a full-year, full-day center-based program. The program provides comprehensive, holistic, and inclusive services including medical, dental, mental health, nutrition, and education. The program has an intensive approach to engaging parents to ensure the child is nurtured, supported, enriched, and challenged to develop to their fullest potential.
Income-eligible families include expectant moms, infants, and toddlers through the age of three, including those with disabilities.
This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
For the 2020-2021 year, The Lake Cumberland Head Start Policy Council will meet at 10:30 (Central Time) on the third Thursday of the month at the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency’s Central office.
We serve the following Counties in South Central Kentucky
Adair - Casey - Clinton - Cumberland - Green - McCreary - Pulaski - Russell - Taylor - Wayne