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, Edison, Garfied,Wilson, Kuban, Sullivan and Hamilton schools.
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 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.
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 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.
1522 E. Adams Street
Head Start, Preschool
Head Start is available at all of the following locations. Click on the links below for the full list and addresses for each school district.