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

Children who receive an early childhood education are more likely to succeed in school. That’s why Head Start gives children, ages three to five, the learning and social skills they need to be ready to start school.

Head Start Children get ready for school in many ways, including:

·         Activities that help prepare them to learn, connect with other children, understand their social and emotional feelings, and control their behavior

·         Activities that promote school readiness which are aligned with Kentucky Early Childhood Standards and the Head Start Early Learning and Outcomes Framework

·         Building physical development through safe play indoors and out

·         Planning daily activities based on children’s individual needs

·         Establishing healthy eating habits and personal hygiene routines

·         Discovering that learning is fun!

We offer many ways to meet your child’s needs as well as your family’s needs. Lake Cumberland Head Start offers full-day early childhood programs. Home-based and Early Head Start Program options are also available in some areas.

Education and more

In addition to teaching children in the classroom, Head Start offers support and services for everyone in your family. Lake Cumberland Head Start staff and teachers are specially trained to help provide our families with the support they need most, including making healthy food choices and ensuring every child is receiving regular medical and dental care. We also help coordinate additional services for children and families, including nutrition, services for children with special needs, and mental health services.

Lake Cumberland Head Start offers support and services inside and outside of the classroom to help your child succeed in school:

Family Services – Our staff works with you to create family goals and plan to meet those goals. We also help you find more resources in your community.

Health Services – Medical and dental health is vital to your child’s success. We’ll work with you to make sure your child receives regular medical and dental check-ups and connect you to free or affordable resources. We make getting the care your child needs a priority.

Nutrition – Healthy eating fuels growing minds and bodies. We provide healthy meals and snacks and evaluate each student’s nutritional needs. We also work with our children and families to encourage healthy choices and provide resources for home.

Special Needs – We work with every child to understand their unique needs. Children of all abilities are welcomed, supported, and included in all activities in the classroom or home. Our staff also helps connect your family to additional resources that can best support your child.



Head Start is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
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.

Member of the Lake Cumberland Community Action Family

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