Lake Cumberland

Head Start


Central Office

23 Industry Drive
P.O. Box 830
Jamestown, KY 42629

Phone: (270) 343-6400
Fax: (270) 343-2800

Anne Southwood
Head Start Director

Head Start Information

Application for Employment

Enroll your Child

School Readiness Plan

2011-2012 Early Head Start

2011-2012 Head Start

Annual Reports

2018 - 2019 Annual Report


Lake Cumberland ComunityAction Agency.

Getting Young Children and Their Families Ready for School and Ready for Life

Lake Cumberland Head Start

Lake Cumberland Head Start operates a Full-Day Program funded by an annual grant from the Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children & Families. (

Lake Cumberland Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves income-eligible three & four-year-old children and their families. There are seventeen (17) centers and twenty-seven (27) classrooms. Lake Cumberland Head Start also operates a Home-Base Program in four (4) counties. 

Children attend school Monday through Thursday from approximately 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lake Cumberland Head Start follows the local county school calendar and does not have classes during inclement weather. Transportation is available but limited to certain areas. For more transportation information, contact the center nearest you. Lake Cumberland Head Start welcomes children with disabilities and special needs. 

Lake Cumberland Head Start staff hold degrees in Early Childhood Education. The daily curriculum supports and enriches the child’s developmental growth physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. The Programs curriculum focuses not only on developing social skills, but on academics as well. The Program incorporates all areas of a child’s development into fun learning activities. The Programs staff is dedicated to enriching the lives of all students as we work toward kindergarten readiness. The LCCAA Head Start program’s curriculum, assessment tool, school readiness plan are in alignment with the Head Start Early Learning and Outcomes Framework and the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards.

Eligibility – Eligibility is offered to income-eligible 3- and 4-year-olds.

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.

We serve the following Counties in South Central Kentucky
Adair - Casey - Clinton - Cumberland - Green - McCreary - Pulaski - Russell - Taylor - Wayne