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Welcome to Kids Central Inc.

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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 320 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 100 pregnant women, infants, and toddlers in Wise County and the City of Norton. Read more »


Ripley's Aquarium of the SmokiesKasey's Academy is going to the Aquarium!

October 28, 2016
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

KCI will pay admission, provide lunch for 1 adult and any child 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2016* who is enrolled in Kid's Central inc.

Transportation by school bus can be provided for 1 adult and 1 head start child, if needed. Buses will leave the KCI main office in Norton, VA at 6:30am (please arrive by 6am) and return by 6:30pm

Call Lindsey at KCI (276) 679-0518, ext 103 by Oct. 10, 2016 to reserve tickets!

* This is a special trip for children going to kindergarten next year.

Let's Lunch and Learn

KCI's Lunch and Learn Series

Join us every 2nd Tuesday at noon to learn more about Head Start. We will cover a variety of topics -- choose one or attend them all! Free lunch will be served. Will be held at the Esserville Administrative Office Building.

Every month at noon. FREE lunch will be served -- Let's Lunch and Learn Together! RSVP with Lisa or Candice, 276-679-0518, ext 118 or 107.

We had a BLAST 2016

Kids Central, Inc.’s annual BLAST was held May 6th at Bullitt Park. KCI invited families to enjoy a day with their child to celebrate the hard work both have dedicated this program year. Activities included face painting, groovy flowers, lava bottles, making healthy trail mix and tie dye tote-bags to celebrate our theme a Groovy BLAST. The local rescue squad and fire truck were also on display for families and children to explore. Several Kids Central partners from the community set up vendor tables to assist our families in getting resources. WIC, Health Dept. car seat program, Wise County Schools, Health Connect, and MEOC to name a few. Families were then able to sit down to lunch with their child’s classroom and enjoy pizza from Pizza King.

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Kids Central Pre-K now enrolling for 2016-17

For more information, see details below and fill out the quick and easy pre-app today. It will not take long!

Apply now!

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Great News! Great Job!

Kids Central Inc. is in compliance with all applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards, laws, regulations, and policy requirements according to the letter they received following their tri-annual on-site Federal monitoring review. Read more »

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