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VIPS Central Kentucky

About VIPS Central Kentucky

The VIPS Central Kentucky office opened in October 1990 thanks to a grant from the KY Cabinet for Human Resources and the generous support of the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology.  Serving 67 counties, the Lexington office operated out of several locations before establishing our current home in a shared building with Lexington Hearing and Speech Center (LHSC).  In addition to providing early intervention services and family programming, we offer an onsite enrichment program for 2-3-year-olds twice a week.  We are so happy that our partnership with LHSC offers multiple opportunities for our children to receive high-quality early preschool and preschool programming, allowing VIPS teachers to provide services in the classroom to the child as well as professional development for the teachers.  We are excited to see our office grow in serving all of the children in Central and Eastern Kentucky who need our services!

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How can VIPS help your child?

We empower a young child with blindness or low vision to navigate their world and gain independence.

Featured Partner for VIPS Central Kentucky

Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC)

We could not offer our services without the funds we receive from various grantors, and partnering with fellow non-profit agencies to provide services allows our grant funding to go even further. In the fall of 2017, VIPS Central Kentucky enrolled our first student in the Early Preschool collaboration with Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC). This program provides VIPS children with an Early Preschool program upon graduation from our Little Learners Enrichment program. VIPS children benefit from the language and literacy-enriched curriculum and small student to teacher ratios found at LHSC, while continuing to receive regular support from their VIPS teacher. We are thankful for this partnership and look forward to working together for years to come!

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Wish List

  • Child size table
  • Two chairs
  • Powdered tempera paint
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Black and white card stock
  • Slinky toys (preferably red, yellow or metallic)
  • Sturdy metal open shelving units
  • Glue sticks
  • 3oz paper cups
  • Paper towel

Why is early intervention so critically important?

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DID YOU KNOW?

90% of what a child learns
is through their vision.

85% of the foundation of learning happens the first 5 years of their life.

Your donation directly impacts the life of children who are blind or visually impaired in Kentucky and Indiana.