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Child Development

More than education.

KCEOC’s Child Development program (Head Start and Early Head Start) is a federally funded, community based program for pregnant women and families with children through five years of age.

Our Child Development program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.

Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities, as well as homeless children. Parents are involved in the administrative and programmatic operations of our program and are recognized as the prime educators of their children. Volunteers are welcome and are an integral part of the daily operation of our program.

KCEOC operates Head Start (children three through five years of age) in Knox, Clay and Harlan Counties. Early Head Start (pregnant women and children through three years of age) is operated in Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties.

KCEOC’s Child Development program offers services through many different program options (center based, home based, full day) designed to meet the needs of today’s parents.

For Child Development requirements please click here.


2010-2011 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report 

2018-2019 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

2020-2021 Annual Report

Brittni Tuttle

Corbin Daycare Classroom at the Laurel County Child Development Center (LCCDC)

"Brittni is everything a teacher should be.  She is creative and loving, organized, and fun.  My son Jonas loves going to school to see his Miss Brittni every day.  Jonas has a speech delay and she is always patient and focused to make sure she understands and meets his needs.  She has wonderful circle times, and very well planned out and creative activities to highlight their unit of study each week.  I am so thankful that Jonas has the opportunity to learn in such a positive and fun environment.  He will be with her again next year, and I am sure that when he does transition to Kindergarten that he will be more than ready because Miss Brittni has prepared him!"

-Missy Scent


Sharon White

Henson Hollow/Knox Daycare

"Ms. Sharon White is an amazing teacher, not only does she teach the children, but she loves and nurtures them. She teaches them manners, respect, and builds their confidence and self esteem in an amazing way. I have seen her work with some of the most shy and timid children. And, I have watched them bloom before my eyes, my own child being one of them. It's very important to her that they get a head start and are prepared for Kindergarten. The kids mimic her in their daily lives at home. There is no one else I had rather have my child spend each day with, and I know that she loves every child. Ms Sharon also has respect for her aides and the other staff in the building. Ms Sharon is an amazing asset to this agency."

-Sherry Crawford


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