​​​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.

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

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Family/Community Specialist:  Nancy Lambert


Program Enrollment in all 5 counties.

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

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

510 Joplin St.
Benton, IL  62812

Centralia Center
1101 South Locust Street,  Centralia, IL  62801

​​Head Start/Early Head Start Director: Maria Koehler, Ext. #123
Administrative Assistant:  Deborah Johnson, Ext. #129

Quality Compliance Manager:  April Higgins, Ext. #137
ERSEA Manager:  Angie Stevenson, Ext. #144
Registered Nurse:  Bonnie Smith, Ext. #138
Health Clerk:  Chelsea Schleuter, Ext. #135
Education Services Manager:  Tammy Barbre, Ext. #139
Education Assistant: Vacant, Ext. #131

​Special Ed/Social-Emotional Development Manager:  Julie Lurkins, Ext. #142

Special Ed/Social-Emotional Development Assistant:  Vacant, Ext. #147
Parent, Family & Community Engagement Manager:  Erica Downen, Ext. #141
Family Service Worker:  Maria Payne, Ext. #140

Family Service Worker:  Malisa Reed, Ext. #154

Family Service Worker:  Minga Fontaine, Ext. #153
Family/Community Clerk: Tina Ford, Ext. #151
I. T. Coordinator:  Kim Davies, Ext. #116
Administrative Assistant:  Debbie Whitler, Ext. #145

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

EHS CoordinatorDeb Nettles, Ext 212

Site Supervisor:  Donna Sullens, Ext 213

Transportation Manager:  Vacant, Ext 211

​Transportation Clerk:  Paula Gebke, Ext 210

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