Head Start is Paving the Way for School Readiness

Article By:  Pam Smith

Newsletter   |   Sep 09, 2019

Central Kentucky Head Start is paving the way for School Readiness in our program and communities.  To better support our students and families we have implemented new programs and curriculums to ensure academic and social and emotional success.  We are exploring innovative ways to engage with students, families, and staff that encourage physical and mental wellness along with resiliency.        

Central Kentucky Head Start aligns goals and teaching efforts with the Head Start Program Performance Standards as well as the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.  The framework consists of 5 research-based domains that target specific skills that are imperative for school readiness:  Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Literacy, Cognition, and Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development.  Central Kentucky Head Start is passionate about using the framework and standards to intentionally plan lessons, establish goals, select appropriate curriculums and assessments, create professional development, and plan program improvements and implementation to ensure our students become lifelong learners.