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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

WKU Child Care Centers

Eligibility Requirements

The WKUCCC Early Head Start, Head Start and child care programs actively recruit children regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin or disabling conditions.  WKUCCC is open to individuals in the community, as well as students, faculty and staff at WKU.

The following Federal guidelines are used to determine eligibility for Head Start / Early Head Start programs:

Head Start 2015 Guidelines**

Family Size       Income
1 $11,770
2 $15,930
3 $20,090
4 $24,250
5 $28,410
6 $32,570
7 $36,730
8 $40,890

For families/households with more than 8 person, add $4,160 for each additional family member. 


**Poverty Guidelines are set by the Federal government and are updated each year.  Income means total cash receipts before taxes from all sources, with few exceptions.  Some Head Start environment opportunities and all Early Head Start services are available year-round.

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 Last Modified 1/23/15