​​​BCMW Head Start’s mission is to engage and prepare low income children and families for success in school and throughout life by providing opportunities, experiences, resources and advocacy. We respect all individuals and believe they deserve a chance to reach their full potential.

BCMW Head Start Pre-Registration Form


Program Enrollment in all 5 counties.

Please call Angie, at 618-532-4890, ext. #144 for more information.

Franklin County Offices
104 N. Short St.
W. Frankfort, IL  62896

Family/Community Specialist:  Nancy Gossett
Site Supervisor:  Jennifer Gossett

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Family/Community Specialist:  Nancy Lambert

510 Joplin St.
Benton, IL  62812

​​​​We Empower the whole heart, the whole child, the whole family to reach their full potential.

Main Office Centralia
909 E. Rexford, P.O. Box 729 Centralia, IL  62801


Head Start Director: Maria Koehler, ext. #123
Administrative Assistant:  Deborah Johnson, ext. #129

Quality Compliance Manager:  April Higgins, ext. #
Child Care Facility Specialist:  Angie Stevenson, ext. #144
RN:  Bonnie Smith, ext. #138
Health Services Assistant:  Wanda Ward, ext. #148
Health Clerk:  Chelsea Schleuter, ext. #135
Education Services Manager:  Tammy Barbre, ext. #139
Education Assistant:  , ext. #121
Coach:  Deb Nettles, ext. #126
Site Supervisor:  Jena Snyder, ext. #131

​Special Ed/Social-Emotional Development Manager:  Kayla Cripps, ext. #142

Special Ed/Social-Emotional Development Assistant:  Sarah Trusty, ext. #147
Parent, Family & Community Engagement Manager:  Phyllis Robb/Erica Downen, ext. #141/121
Family/Community Specialist:  Rowena Patrick, ext. #134 
Family Worker C. City Location:  Whitney Millis, 545-0180
Family Worker:  Maria Payne, ext. #140

Family Worker:  Stephanie Weis, ext. #154

Family Worker:  Minga Fontaine, ext. #153
Family/Community Clerk: Tina Ford, ext. #151
Transportation Manager:  Matt Bainbridge, ext. #146
Transportation Clerk:  Paula Gebke, ext. #128
I. T. Coordinator:  Vickie Ferguson, ext. #116
I. T. Assistant:  Debbie Whitler, ext. #145