Head Start is a federally funded program. It serves low-income children and their families through high quality preschool programs as well as comprehensive services for both children and their families, at no cost to the families. CCCC is the Head Start Grantee for Whitman County, offering programs in Pullman, Colfax, Washington. Pullman provides half-day preschool sessions both morning and afternoon, Monday - Thursday, with one full day class, Monday - Friday, available. All other sites offer half-day sessions, Monday - Thursday.
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.