About Us

Board of Directors

Kids Central, Inc. is governed by two groups: the Board of Directors and the Parent Policy Council. The Board of Directors is comprised of members, elected by the seated board, comprised of

  • civic leaders
  • government leaders
  • parents
  • community representatives
  • Attorney
  • Early Childhood Specialist
  • Fiscal Expert

Board Resources

Program Information Report

Governance Readiness Tool

This tool helps organizations’ governing bodies and leaders assess their capacity to effectively oversee a Head Start program.

School Readiness Goals

Kids Central, Inc. has engaged in a process to align its school readiness goals with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, Virginia State Early Learning guidelines, and the requirements and expectations of the schools the children will attend to the extent that they apply to children participating in the Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start program.

Board Minutes

If a month is missing, no meeting was held during that time.

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Governance Training

Strong leadership and governance are critical to providing quality services in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Head Start leaders must ensure the governing body/Tribal Council and Policy Council each has a membership that complies with Sec. 642(c)(1)(B) of the Head Start Act. Governing body/Tribal Council and Policy Council members are required to obtain ongoing training and technical assistance (T/TA) so they can fully understand and fulfill their roles and responsibilities. 

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/organizational-leadership/learning-new-leaders/leadership-governance

Next Meeting

Meetings will be virtual and accessible by zoom or call in by phone. Look for zoom/call in information to be posted here.

Meetings are usually on the third Tuesday each month at 11 am.

Organizational Chart

Click to download (PDF)

Board Profiles

Will Sturgill
President
Will.Sturgill@kidscentralinc.com
276-328-8600

Ron Kendrick
Ron.Kendrick@kidscentralinc.com
276-926-5602

Paula Herron
Vice President
Paula.Herron@kidscentralinc.com
276-219-2355

Rhonda Bennett
276-870-4723

Ida Mullins

Thomas Williams
Secretary
Thomas.Williams@kidscentralinc.com
276-207-4959

Sr. Bernie Kenny
Bernie.Kenny@kidscentralinc.com
276-835-9312

Brandi Barnette
Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.
276-523-4202 ext. 416

Harry Childress
Treasurer
Harry.Childress@kidscentralinc.com
276-679-0804

Ed Hutchinson
Ed.Hutchinson@kidscentralinc.com
276-523-4033