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Kim Whitt
Exceptional Children Director



school readiness in kentucky


























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.

Lisa Stewart
Preschool Program Assistant
606.674.6314 EXT. 6638



Cindy Roberson

Preschool Paraprofessional

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.

Jill Toy
Preschool Teacher
Owingsville Elementary

Christina Nelson
Preschool Paraprofessional