Head Start Programs West Virginia Head Start Coalfield CAP, Inc. Head Start

Coalfield CAP, Inc. Head Start, a Head Start Program of Williamson, WV

1626 W 3rd Ave
Williamson WV 25661-3007
Contact Phone
(304) 235-1701
Head Start is a national early childhood development program that was initiated by the federal government in 1965. Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development for children birth to 5 years old depending upon the program option available. (Early Head Start serves children birth-3 years old; Head Start serves children 3-5 years old.)The purposes of the Head Start program are to enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and to help families move toward self-sufficiency.Services are individualized to meet the needs and developmental levels of the enrollees as well as specialized services for children with disabilities, utilizing community resources.
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.

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