Head Start          

      Susan Stafford-Program Director

 

Now accepting applications for the upcoming 2006-2007 program year for prenatal's and children birth to five

 

 

About the Program

    Head Start is a National Program started by the U.S. Government in 1965.  The purpose of Head Start is to give preschool children and their families access to a of services offering education and care.  Head Start helps prepare children for school and life by providing experiences that help them grow emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

      The cornerstones of Head Start are education, health, family and community partnerships.  Head Start programs follow a balanced curriculum with the development of the children in mind.  Also, every child is involved in a health program which includes immunizations, medical, dental, mental health and nutritional services.  Parents are an important part of Head Start, as they are their children's most important teachers.  Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom with their child, and to participate in the development of Head Start policies.

 

Who is Eligible ?

Preschool Children Ages 3 to 5

Highest priority is given to those children whose families are determined to be Low-Income. Income guidelines are as follows:

Size of family unit

Income Guideline

1

$8,860.00

2

$11,940.00

3

$15,020.00

4

$18,100.00

5

$21,180.00

6

$24,260.00

7

$27,340.00

8

$30,420.00

*For family units with more than 8 members, add $3,080.00 for each additional member.

Either of these conditions makes the child automatically eligible for enrollment, such as the child having a handicap, special needs, and the child's age.  Special needs may include serious illness or disability of a parent; single parent household, etc.  

Services Available

  • Prenatal Services
  • Child Care and Development Services
  • Health Screenings
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  • Parent Education/ Support Groups
  • Nutrition Services
  • Case Management 
  • Parent Involvement
  • Education Training Assistance
  • Resource and Linkage
  • Employment Assistance
  • Transitions
  • Transportation Systems

Center Locations:

CENTER LOCATION

PHONE NUMBER

Baileysville I & II

1-304-732-7711

Glen Fork 1-304-682-4899

Glover I & II

1-304-732-0044

Hanover

1-304-938-3177

Kopperston I & II

1-304-682-4625

Maben I, II & III

1-304-294-6079

Road Branch

1-304-682-4103

Southern

1-304-294-7344

 

Central Office Staff Listing:

STAFF

JOB TITLE

Susan Stafford

Program Director

Phyllis Cook

Secretary

Tracy Cox

File Manager

Emily Elkins

Early Childhood Specialist

Dillard Tate

Facilities/Transportation Specialist

Stephanie Paynter

Family Service Worker

Amanda Cook Health and Safety Specialist

Dora Cline

Family and Community Partnership Specialist

 

 
   

Executive Director
Earl D. Smith

 

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