Head Start Programs Nebraska Head Start Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, a Head Start Program of Kearney, NE

Address
114 East 11th Street
Kearney NE 68848-2288
Contact Phone
(308) 865-5690
Details
Project Head Start, launched initially as an eight-week summer program by the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1965, was designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs. Recruiting children age three to school entry age, Head Start was enthusiastically received by education, child development specialists, community leaders, and parents across the nation.
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Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
How do I enroll my child into the Head Start/Early Head Start Program? In order for your child to be eligible for the Head Start program, you must first meet the income and age guidelines. Income guidelines are established by the Department of Health and Human Service each year and are classified by the number of family members. The Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards define family members as all persons living in the same household who are: supported by the income of the parent(s) or guardians(s) of the child enrolling or participating in the program, and related to the parent(s) or guardians(s) by blood, marriage, or adoption. Up to ten percent of Head Start/Early Head Start's enrollment can be over the poverty guidelines; however precedence is given to those that are income qualified first. If a child has been found income eligible and is participating in a Early Head Start program, he or she remains income eligible throughout that enrollment in Early Head Start, the
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