Article By:  Bryan Conover, Head Start Director

Newsletter   |   Dec 21, 2023

As we close out 2023, it is time for reflection and celebration! Central Kentucky Head Start has had a very successful first half of this school year and is excited for the time to recharge as we prepare for 2024!

Central Kentucky Head Start is fully enrolled and fully staffed, which are two things that many Head Start programs across the United States cannot say. We are very fortunate and proud of our families and staff that Central Kentucky Head Start is as strong as we have ever been with 470 Head Start and 24 Early Head Start children and their families across our area are being fully served by our staff. That is a wonderful accomplishment to share!

The picture you see here is one of our new initiatives at CKYHS. Kendra Furmon, our new Program Support Specialist, is the first participant in our Emerging Leaders Program. Ms. Furmon is tasked with supporting all classrooms across the program and helping teach staff with strategies and interventions. Additionally, Ms. Furmon will be receiving additional professional development and beginning to pursue her college degree as part of the Emerging Leaders Program. CKYHS wants to create internal advancement opportunities and workforce development pipelines to help build our program. Kendra has been a rockstar and we are lucky to have her as our first Emerging Leader!

As 2023 ends, we want to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year! Thank you for your continued support of Central Kentucky Head Start! Please help us raise awareness of the educational and employment opportunities for Head Start. Be on the lookout for some new marketing efforts (billboard, commercials, car decals, and more)! We want to make sure all members of our communities know the wonderful things that Head Start is up to!

Happy Holidays from CKYHS!