Community Action of Southern Kentucky Children’s Services early childhood program in Brownsville, KY has recently been awarded 5 Stars by the Kentucky ALL STARS tiered quality rating and improvement system. This is the highest possible rating for an early childhood learning program, and is conducted by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Dept. for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care. The rating scores reflect requirements in areas such as classroom and instructional quality, staff qualifications and training, curriculum based lesson plan use, family and community engagement, and administrative and leadership practices.
The Head Start teaching team, Sherrita Tyree, and Gwen Lindsey, have worked hard to prepare a preschool classroom full of fun diverse learning opportunities that promote school readiness in addition to promoting social-emotional, health and physical development. The outdoor play area is supported by exciting choices of stationary and portable educational equipment. The team was evaluated in a number of quality areas during an instructional day when children were present in May 2018.
After coming on board with the Edmonson County program in January 2018 as Center Manager, Rebecca Shipp knew from the beginning that this was a quality learning center. She felt confident that the staff had the necessary knowledge and skill; with a little organization and documentation, to become a level 5 top tier program.
The program is still taking applications for the fall 2018-2019 school year. The income-based program serves children ages three to five. Please call the Edmonson County Head Start center at 270-597-2779 for more information.