Head Start and Early Head Start...
The 2013-2014 application for Head Start,
A Birth to Five Program, is available now!
Click here for an application!
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solicitud de Head Start en espanol!
is our oldest program, serving preschool children and their families from the low-income
community in six counties: Piatt, DeWitt, Logan, Menard, Mason, and Fulton.
Head Start centers provide a wide range of services in the following
communities: Cisco, Clinton, Lincoln, Petersburg, Manito, Havana, Lewistown and
Head Start provides
opportunity for children to develop socially, cognitively and emotionally with
age-appropriate activities and materials. To meet the physical needs of the
growing children, all medical information is reviewed and nutritious meals are
served daily. Screening assessments are completed regarding medical, dental,
hearing, vision and speech. Required referrals are made when deemed necessary.
Educational assessments are conducted to develop individualized programs for the
Parent and community
volunteers are always welcome in the classroom. Volunteers participate in many
activities that may include reading stories, playing games, art, music, and
Start sessions operate on a school year calendar similar to public school.
A variety of session options are available ranging in length of class to a
home-based option in Menard County.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start provides the same
educational and health opportunities as our Head Start program but begins with
the pregnant mother through 3 years of age. Early Head Start services are
available in DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason and Menard Counties! The program is
home based which means a Family Educator will visit the participant families in
their home once each week for 90 minutes. There is no cost to participate.
Download our Early Head
Start flyer for more
about income guidelines, age requirements and session options; call the
Enrollment Specialist at the Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois Central Office- 217-732-2159.
Outside Lincoln, you can us call us toll-free at:
Head Start Director
Contact us for more info