Kindergarten Entry Age Changed for
2017-18 School Year
There is a new cutoff date starting next school year to enroll your
child in kindergarten. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year,
children must be 5 years old as of August 1 to enroll kindergarten in
a Kentucky public school.
Preschool and Head Start Registration
2017-2018 School year
Registration for Headstart and Preschool will be at Gateway Headstart on Kendall Springs Road. Contact Lisa Stewart or Kim Whitt at 606-674-6314 for more information.
Bath County Schools
Kentucky's preschool education programs are available for all four-year-old children whose family income is no more than 160% of poverty; all three and four-year-old children with developmental delays and disabilities, regardless of income; and other four-year- old children as placements are available based on district decision.
The preschool program is designed to be developmentally appropriate for young children. "Developmentally appropriate" is defined in law to mean that the program focuses on the child's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development, including interpersonal, intrapersonal, and socialization skills. The preschool program actively engages children so they will gain the skills and knowledge they need to enter primary school ready to achieve and excel at learning and be school ready. In Kentucky, school readiness means that each child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child's success. ---Kentucky's School Readiness Definition
When Bath County Schools are closed or on a two- hour delay the Preschool program will be closed. When Bath County Schools are on a one-hour delay there will be no morning preschool and afternoon preschool will operate on regular schedule.
Kim Whitt, Preschool Director
Kim is a native of Floyd County and has taught for 24 years in Rowan and Bath County. She graduated from Morehead State University in 1992. Kim received both her Masters Degree and Rank 1 from Union College. She currently lives in Owingsville, KY with her husband and three children.
Lisa graduated from Bath County High School and attended Morehead State University. Lisa started her career at Kentucky Central Insurance in Lexington, Ky. However, she felt her talents could be better served working with Bath County students and parents. Lisa provided organizational support for the High School Youth Service Center for 17 years. Lisa then took on the challenge of becoming the Special Education and Preschool Program Assistant for the past 6 years.
Lisa enjoys supporting BCHS sports, Relay for Life, and spending time with her family. Lisa lives at Salt Lick with her husband, Jessie, and son Ty.
Preschool Program Assistant
606.674.6314 EXT. 6638
Brittany Greenhill is from Fleming County where she graduated high school from in 2009. After graduation Brittany moved to Morehead, Kentucky where she currently resides. While working at a local daycare, she discovered that her true desire was working with young children at which time she began to pursue a degree in educating young children. Brittany graduated from Morehead State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Special Education in the future. She plans to take what she has learned in the various classrooms she has visited as well as her personal experiences to create an engaging and supportive environment for all of her students.
In her free time Brittany enjoys spending time with her family, raising a garden, camping, hiking, and doing various outdoor activities.
Jill earned a degree in Elementary Education, grades (K-4) and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood from Morehead State University. Jill began her teaching career at Owingsville Elementary School, with the Bath County Schools in 1994. She has been a Preschool teacher and working in Early Childhood since 1994 with almost 23 years of teaching experience.
Jill enjoys spending time with family and friends, collecting antiques, boating and traveling. She lives with her husband, Barry, children, Patrick and Clara Beth and their dogs, Sophie and Gunner in Owingsville, Ky. As a family, they are active in their church and spend much time together attending activities such as ballgames, extended family dinners and supporting causes that are important to them.