Head Start Programs Illinois Head Start Decatur Macon County Opportunity Corporation

Decatur Macon County Opportunity Corporation, a Head Start Program of Decatur, IL

1122 East Marietta Street
Decatur IL IL
Contact Phone
(217) 428-0155
Anna Waters Head Start Programis a child development program for low- income children and their parents. Its goal is to break the poverty cycle by giving low-income children a literal "head start" in competing with more advantaged children and to positively affect their home environment in some lasting manner. Over 350 four-year olds participate annually. They attend class 4 days a week, and Friday is devoted to parent involvement. Components of the program include: Education, Transportation, Nutrition, Health and Social Services, Parental and Career Involvement.
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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