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PREPARING YOUNG MINDS TO LEARN

We are proud to share that Jessica Kiser, Head Start Teacher at Allen Elementary in Floyd County, has been honored as one of KET's (Kentucky Educational Television's) 2019 Education All Stars for using technology in innovative ways with her preschool children. She is featured in the October 2019 KET VISIONS publication.

Click Here to Read How Jessica is Helping to Make a Difference

BSACAP Head Start Staff Advance Their Educational Credentials!

Each year a number of our Big Sandy Area CAP Head Start Staff who, while teaching full-time, take evening and online courses to earn their college degrees. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the children and families they serve, as well as to the early childhood profession, has increased and enhanced the quality of our Head Start Program.

 

Congratulations to Our 2020 College Graduates!

 
Kaysha Caudill, Teacher Assistant
Model City Head Start
Associate Degree
Early Childhood Development
Stephanie Colvin, Teacher Assistant
Painstiville City Elementary, Paintsville Independent
Associate Degree
Early Childhood Education
Lauara Hager, Teacher
Belfry Elementary, Pike County
Bachelor Degree
University Studies/Early Childhood Education

 

 

 
Misty Mills, Teacher
Eden Elementary, Martin County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

 

Congratulations to Our 2018 & 2019 College Graduates!

 
Mary Bentley, Teacher
Allen Elementary, Floyd County
Associate Degree
Early Childhood Education
Latasha Dotson, Teacher
Phelps Elementary, Pike County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Traci Fields, Teacher
Millard Elementary, Pike County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

 

 

Delsie Fletcher, Assistant Director
Martin County Head Start
Bachelor Degree
Social Work/Human Services
Tia Fouch, Teacher
Bevins Elementary, Pike County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Jennifer Gilbert, Assistant Teacher
Phelps Elementary, Pike County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

 

Dena Hampton, Teacher
Central Elementary, Johnson County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Heather Helton, Teacher
North Magoffin Elementary, Magoffin County
Associate Degree
Early Childhood Education
Jessica Kiser, Teacher
Allen Elementary, Floyd County
Masters Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
 

 

Sheila Lemaster, Teacher
Eden Elementary, Martin County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplianry Early Childhood Education

 

Regina Lockard, Teacher
Bevins Elementary, Floyd County
Bachelor Degree
Child & Family Studies/Early Childhood

 

Tonia May, Teacher
Model City, BSACAP Head Start
Associate Degree
Early Childhood Development

 

 

Elizabeth Martin, Assistant, Teacher
May Valley Elementary, Floyd County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

 

Cindy McCoy, Teacher
Kimper Elementary, Pike County
Bachelor Degree
University Studies/Early Childhood Education

 

Bellaritha Page, Teacher
Mullins Elementary, Pike County
Bachelor Degree
University Studies/Early Childhood Education

 

 

Bobbie Robinette, Family Advocate
Pike County
Bachelor Degree
University Studies/Human Services

 

Christina Robinson, Teacher
Millard Elementary, Pike County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
 
Patricia Robinson, Teacher
Valley Elementary, Pike County
Associate Degree
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
 

Making a Difference!
Head Start Helps Prepare Children For Kindergarten

 

Leading the Way for Kids of Kentucky

2018 Early Childhood Institute. Pictured left to right are Tammy Gearheart, April Borkowski, Ashley Fite, Rhonda Begley, Liz Isaac, Misty Knott Howell, Jessica Kiser
 

Five of our Floyd County Head Start Teachers were selected to present at the 2018 Early Childhood Institute sponsored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood. The Early Childhood Institute, entitled Leading the Way for Kids of Kentucky, was held in Louisville June 13th through June 15th.

Ashley Fite, along with co-presenters April Borkowski and Tammy Gearheart, presented Classroom Management: How to Make Classroom Management Work for You. Discussion focused on the importance of having a good attitude and creating positive relationships with children, families, and coworkers. Additionally, the need to develop and maintain consistent rules and consequences, coupled with high expectations, was emphasized. Strategy tips, such as low key responses and attention grabbers, were shared. Behavioral Analysis and the use of Functional Behavior Plans were discussed for children needing additional support.

Digging Deeper into Concept Development was presented by Misty Knott Howell and Jessica Kiser. The presentation focused on the What, How, and Why of concept development - what concept development is; how to implement concept development in the classroom; and why concept development is important to children's growth.

We are proud of the professionalism and leadership demonstrated by our staff as they work to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families!

Governor's Office of Early Childhood