Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.
This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 152 counties in the state of Georgia. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.
Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.
While our Infant Curriculum is totally individualized, our Toddler Curriculum begins to include some "small group" planning. The assignment of primary caregivers keeps the individualized focus and the addition of simple planning through a relaxed, flexible schedule gives some order to the day and expands learning opportunities. Flexible schedules let us capitalize on those moments that arise when children discover something that interests them. They allow us to extend a play period so the children gain maximum satisfaction from what they're doing. The daily schedule includes a short music and language group time to which toddlers are invited but never required to participate.
HEAD START AGES 3-5Partnership for Community Action Head Start program is acomprehensive early childhood program that develops socialcompetence in children. Head Start programs are guided by a setof program performance standards that specify a wide range ofservices to ensure comprehensive care including health, education,parent involvement, and social services.
The Clarke County School District Early Head Start and Head Start program provides early educational and developmentally appropriate activities and instruction for children ages birth through five and pregnant women in Athens-Clarke County. The Office of Early Learning works closely with Little Ones Academy to provide high quality center-based early learning and care to Early Head Start and Head Start children, and provides child development instruction to families in a home-based environment. Early Head Start and Head Start believe that parents are their child's first and most important teachers.
Head Start is a another program under the umbrella of the agency that offers various needed services to children of low-income families. Among the many services offered are: Education, Cultural Enrichment, Transparent, Health Services, Nutrition, Parent Involvement, Disabilities/Mental Health Services. Clayton County Head Start is a free comprehensive educational cultural enrichment program that is federally funded for children of income eligible families. A creative curriculum is utilized to include children of diverse backgrounds with classroom extension and other approved outside activities.
Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program for economically disadvantaged preschool children and their families. The objectives of this program are: (1) to improve the childâ€™s health; (2) aid the childâ€™s intellectual, social, and emotional development; (3) improve and expand the childâ€™s ability for self-expression; and (4) help both the enrollees and their families gain greater confidence, self-respect, and dignity. Eligibility guidelines require that enrollees, including children with disabilities, are between three years of age and compulsory school attendance, and at least ninety percent are from low-income families.
CAFI Head Start provides a comprehensive program serving 3 to 5 year old children from limited income families. The program focuses on the education, social, emotional, and physical needs of the children and their families. Ten percent of the enrollment is reserved for children with special needs. Medical and dental examinations, as well as follow-up treatments are provided. Many educational and pending training's are offered for parents which encourages strong parent involvement and participation
Head Start serves children three and four years of age and their families. The program is child-focused and has the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families. The program serves 919 children in the counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Toombs, and Ware. There are 15 centers available to families in the twelve counties, as well as, the administrative office in Waycross.
CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. operates a Head Start Program which provides professional, comprehensive, quality services to preschool children, families, staff, and communities in Bulloch, Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond Screven, and Warren Counties.
Head Start is the City of Savannah’s largest community based mainstream early childhood education program. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is designed to service the educational, psychological, and health needs of low-income families. The EOA Head Start program serves 824 children three to five years of age and offers high quality early childhood education, mental health, disability, medical, nutritional, and social services support for families
This program is for infants and toddlers from birth to three years old and pregrant women.