There are a variety of ways people can be involved with Knox County Head Start. We encourage you to contact us at (740) 397-1344 to learn more!
If you are interested in supporting the important work of KCHS, you can mail a check made out to “Knox County Head Start” and mail it to Knox County Head Start, P.O. Box 1225, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, or you can drop it off to administrative offices located at 11700 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon.
Online giving coming soon!
We welcome parents, partnering agencies, and community members as volunteers at any of our locations. By reading a book aloud, leading a craft project, or just helping out one day a week in a classroom, you can find special fulfillment while helping children in your community learn and grow. For more information, contact Halle Krajenski at 740-397-2299.
Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate in the program by volunteering in your child’s classroom, participating in the School Family™ Roundtables at your child’s center, becoming an active member of the Policy Council, or any other way that may fit into your busy schedule.
We love to have grandparents in our classrooms! You can read books, play with the children, and tag along for field trips or outings. We have an official “Foster Grandparent” program through the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development. These volunteers make a positive difference in the lives of children while increasing their own self-esteem.
Knox County Head Start is proud to partner with various agencies in Knox County. Individuals from the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities assist as aides in the child care classrooms. The individuals are helpful and have an opportunity to gain skills, increase their independence, and be more active members of the community.
Many Kenyon College faculty, students, coaches, and athletes provide hours of service each year through a variety of events and activities.