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Enroll your kid(s) at Kids Central Inc! Now accepting 2020-2021 applications ONLINE

Now accepting 2020-2021 applications online! This is a quick and easy process! Take 5 minutes and submit your application today » Or call 276-679-0514 for info!

Discover what Head Start Offers

Head Start prepares America's most vulnerable young children to succeed in school and in life. To achieve this, Head Start programs deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being. They also engage parents as partners every step of the way.

Learn more about these services and how to apply -- click on the flyer on the right.

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Welcome to Kids Central Inc.

Kids Central, Inc. (KCI) is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation and a grantee of the Head Start Bureau. KCI currently operates a Head Start grant, funded to serve 224 children and families in Wise County, Dickenson County, and the City of Norton, Virginia. KCI also operates an Early Head Start grant, funded to serve 116 pregnant women, infants, and toddlers in Wise County and the City of Norton. Read more »


Weekly Activity Packets

Make sure you check the Parents Section for weekly activity packets you can use at home with your children.

Virtual Learning starting November 30, 2020

Due to the spiking number of COVID-19 cases in our region we have decided to move all our program options to virtual only during the holiday season.

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Kids Central Reopening Plan

Kids Central, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start programs will be using a modified program of instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. We have endeavored to keep the safety of our students and parents at the forefront of every decision that has been made in the development of our proposed program.

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Closing Announcement

With much thought and consideration for the safety of our children, families and staff at Kids Central, Inc., the Senior Management team and Governing Board have decided to keep our classrooms and home visiting programs closed for the remainder of the program year.

We will continue to monitor and update our families to any changes throughout this state of emergency. Kids Central will continue to provide as many supports and resources as possible during this time.

As many of you have seen, our education staff have been delivering wonderful at home activities to families by many creative ways of communication. Families can continue to find family engagement, nutrition and health resources posted on the Kasey Kangaroo Facebook page and website under the parent tab.

We ask our families to continue to communicate with their teacher, home visitor, or family advocate so we can continue to support our families and their communities as much as possible.

Stay healthy and safe!

COVID-19 Preparedness

Kids Central Inc is monitoring COVID-19 and is following the guidelines set by the Virginia Department of Health.

The Lifecycle of the Flu

American Family Care outlines the lifecycle of the flu.

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Wise Center Playground

Kids Central, Inc. was fortunate enough this past year to receive grant funding to create an outdoor playscape/classroom at the Wise Center located on the UVA – Wise campus. This new outdoor area is worth more than $50,000 dollars and we are excited to present it to our families and the community! We held a ribbon cutting on August 24 at the Wise Center on the UVA-Wise Campus.

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