Programs We Offer
Head Start is a free preschool program for children ages 3-5 (including children with disabilities). Parents must be income eligible for Head Start and live in the designated geographic area. Children and their families receive comprehensive services to meet their educational, social, health, nutritional, and emotional needs. The program operates Monday-Friday, 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM at our Adams Street main campus. It is also available at the Bethune, Capitol, and Edison schools.
Extended Day is a tuition based before and after school program that provides extended quality educational services and care for Head Start children. To be eligible a child must be enrolled in Head Start and parents must be employed.
The program operates Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM at our Adams Street campus. Children attending Extended Day receive an afternoon snack.
1519 E. Adams Street
Bethune Elementary School
1310 S.15th Ave.
Edison Elementary School
804 N. 18th St.
Capitol Elementary School
330 N. 16th Ave.
Parents are an essential part of the Head Start Program. Parents are included in the planning and operating of various functions and activities. Parents are needed to participate with program classroom parent meetings, policy committees, council, workshops, training, planning menus, etc. Parents learn the needs of their children and educational activities that can be carried out at home through participation in classes and workshops, and receive a minimum of two home visits and two parent teacher conferences per child.
We offer a full day tuition based community preschool program that offers open enrollment to families who are seeking a quality preschool experience for children who are 3-5 years of age.
A limited number of First Things First and Preschool Development Grant scholarships are available.
Children must be three years of age and be fully toilet trained to be eligible for this program. For those who do not qualify for scholarships or Head Start the tuition is $100.00 per week and includes breakfast, lunch, and snack. For half day, tuition is $50.00 per week.
We participate in the Federally financed Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The Child and Adult Care Food Program reimburses participating organizations for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. Nutrition- training, monitoring visits, and assistance with record keeping procedures are all provided by the program.