Head Start Pre-K

Nicholas Community Action Partnership

Nicholas County Head Start

Quality Pre-K experiences have proven to reduce the rate of children being held back a grade, and increase their chances of graduating high school. Nicholas Community Action’s school readiness program provides comprehensive learning for Nicholas County children 3 and 4 years old; years critical to cognitive, social, and emotional development. Nicholas County Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports development in the following disciplines:
Language and Literacy
Cognition & General Knowledge
Physical Development and Health
Social and Emotional Development
Nicholas County Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. The Head Start programs build relationships with families through family engagement framework:

  • Family well-being and positive parent-child Relationships
  • Families as learners and lifelong educators
  • Family Engagement
  • Family connections to peers and community
  • Families as advocates and leaders

What Next?!

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit:

Common Questions

  • What will my child learn?

All Pre-K children in Nicholas County use the same Creative curriculum. Your child will learn skills appropriate for his/her age and that are specific to his/her needs. These include language and literacy, social, cognitive, emotional, health and nutrition.

  • What criteria do you use to determine eligibility?

We look at all applications to determine which applicants need the program most. Eligibility requirements involve family income level, special needs, location, age and other family circumstances. Regardless of these aforementioned criteria, all applications are considered.

  • Do you accept children with special needs?

Children with special needs are our first priority.


Nicholas CAP offers comprehensive services to eligible children at 6 locations throughout Nicholas County. Find your nearest Head Start Center, using the mapping features to choose the site closest to you.

Apply Today

Nicholas CAP Head Start accepts applications year round in addition to March enrollment for all eligible 3 and 4 year olds.