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 76 counties in the state of Kansas. 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.
Head Start is a program for three and four year old children from low income families or catagorical eligibility such as homelessness. Services are offered that help shape the attitudes and health habits of preschoolers. Child Start, Head Start services residents of Sedgwick and Harper counties.Transportation is available in some locations. There are several options to choose from, such as full day or part day, center, family child care, or home based options.
Head Start is a nation wide federally funded pre-school program designed to ensure that all pre-school children, especially those from low-income families and children with disabilities, have the skills to succeed in Kindergarten and future school experiences. Full-day and half-day classes are available from Monday through Thursday 9 months of the year. We serve children in Clay, Cloud, Ottawa, Republic & Washington counties.
Head Start, launched in 1964, was designed to help break the cycle of poverty facing preschool children in low-income families. Today, Head Start is a comprehensive child development program available to income- eligible families at no cost. Community Action Head start provides home-based, center-based, and family child care experiences for children.As a combined Early Head Start and Head Start program, services are available for prenatal women, infants and children through kindergarten age. In Kansas, children are eligible for kindergarten the year they become five years old, on or before August 31.
Head Start and Early Head Start offer low-income children and families comprehensive and intentional support, designed to promote self sufficiency, healthy growth and development, and success for future experiences. Services are offered through preschool, child care and/or home visitation. Highly trained staff offers comprehensive programming in the following areas: Health, Dental, Parent Education/Involvement, Nutrition, Social Services Support, Disability Support, Transitions, and Education.
Head Start is a national school readiness program. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
Head Start serves children from three to five years of age in a preschool program with three program options.
HCCP is offered to families who have children ages newborn to five years old. Parents must be working or attending school at least 30 hours a week.
· HCCP provides full day, full year early education programming in local family child care homes and child care centers in Abilene, Herington and Salina.
The Head Start program works with young children and their parents. The program, sponsored by the Kansas Childrenâ€™s Service League, focuses on childrenâ€™s health, nutrition, education and social development. Head Start helps children get a healthy start to learning. KCSL offers two types of Head Start programs.â€¢ Center-based- Children attend classes with other children in a classroom setting.â€¢ Home-based- Staff members visit children and their families in their homes, once a week.
The mission of the Kickapoo Head Start and Early Head Start Program is to enhance childrenâ€™s growth and development, strengthen families as the primary nurturers of their children, provide children with educational, health and nutritional services, link children and families to needed community services and ensure well-managed programs that involve parents in decision-making as it relates to their childrenâ€™s overall health and welfare through the Parent Policy Council. Early childhood education is provided by hands on educational, behavioral, physical and social skill developmental learning experiences by trained early childhood education personnel, mental health and special education programs and continual health monitoring to promote successful transition in mainstreamed elementary and secondary educational programs.
Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The Head Start program in northwest Kansas is operated by the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center in Oakley, Kansas. The 12 counties served in northwest Kansas include Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. They also receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.