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Lincoln County Early Childhood

Christine Killen

Director of Early Childhood
Christine Killen

305 Danville Avenue
Stanford, KY 40484
Phone: 606-365-9371 / 2290
Fax: 606-365-9428


    Mission Statement

Lincoln County Early Childhood School Readiness Mission is to ensure:
  • Children are ready for school.
  • Families are ready to support their children's learning.
  • Schools are ready for children.


All children can be ready for school if they are supported by:

  • Knowledgeable, nurturing teachers.
  • Developmentally appropriate whole-child experiences.
  • Environments that meet each child's unique needs.
  • Parents that understand child growth and development.
  • Strong partnerships among the school, family, and community.

Program Overview

Child developemnt and education services are provided for children ages 3-4 years old including children with special needs. Preschool / Head Start classrooms are located throughout five of the county's elementary schools and Board of Education Annex. Preschool/Head Start child attend four days a week.  Early Head Start provides early childhood development services for infants & toddlers ages birth to 3 years old including children with special needs, who meet income eligibility guidelines. Early Head Start classrooms are located at the Board of Education Annex. Early Head Start children attend the classroom five days a week. The program follows the Lincoln County School District Calendar.

Kentucky Preschool

Services for four year olds who are "at risk" based on Free & Reduced Meal income guidelines, and three & four year olds who have identified disabilities. Children must be 3 or 4 by August 1st.

Head Start

Services for 3 & 4 year olds who meet Head Start income guidelines. Children must be 3 or 4 by August 1st.

Early Head Start

Services for birth to three year olds who meet Head Start income guidelines.

Registration Information

Early Childhood Registration logo
2017-2018 Early Childhood Registration

Year round registration is held at the Early Childhood office by appointment. Please bring the following when coming to register your child:

  • Child you are enrolling
  • Certified copy of the child's birth certificate (not hospital record)
  • Child's Social Security Card (optional)
  • Child's Immunization Certificate
  • Income Verification (check stub, W2, etc.)

To make an appointment please call the Early Childhood office at 365-2290.


Information for Parents


-Born Learning Academy Session #5 @ Highland Elementary on February 22nd.-

-Preschool Children will attend school on Friday, Feb 9th & Friday, Feb. 23rd.-

-No School for all Lincoln County students on Monday, Feb. 19th.-

Program Newsletters

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

January 2018

February 2018

Policy Council

Next meeting - Thursday, March 8th @ 9:00a.m.

Program Information for Board of Education

Program Info September 2017

Program Info October 2017

Program Info for November 2017

Program Info for December 2017

Program Info for January 2018

Program Info for Feburary 2018


Early Childhood 2016-2017 Annual Report (Condensed)

Early Childhood 2016-2017 (Comprehensive)

Early Chldhood 2015-2016 Annual Report (Condensed)

Early Childhood 2015-2016 Annual Report (Comprehensive)

Early Childhood 2014-2015 Annual Report 





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