EDUCATION: Child Education
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving preschoolers from low-income families to develop basic skills that they will need to succeed in school.
Head Start programs are federally funded, community based programs for pregnant women and families with children through 5 years of age. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities as well as homeless children. Eligibility is based on a point scale which considers income and need of the child. Families will children from birth through 3 years of age are eligible for the Early Head Start program; Head Start serves children from 3 to 5. This program operates at no cost to the families.
EARLY HEAD START
Early Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving income eligible infants/toddlers (ages 0-3) and pregnant women in low-income families to promote healthy pregnancies, development of children before preschool, and healthy family structures.
Using developmentally-appropriate practices, the Early Head Start Program helps families of pregnant women, infants, toddlers and children with disabilities attain social and economic self-sufficiency. The Early Head Start Program serves participants in Clinton and Casey Counties with a full-year, full-day center-based program. The program provides comprehensive, holistic, and inclusive services including medical, dental, mental health, nutrition, and education, as well as a practical Partnering with Even Start. The program has an intensive approach to work WITH parents to ensure the child is nurtured, supported, enriched, and challenged to develop to their fullest potential. This program operates at no cost to the families.