Head Start Programs Tennessee Head Start Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority

Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, a Head Start Program of Morristown, TN

Address
127 Cedar Street
Morristown TN 37814-4701
Contact Phone
(423) 587-4501
Details
It is a Federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The Head Start program is operated by local non-profit organizations in almost every county in the United States. 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 outdoors in a safe setting. Head Start helps all children succeed. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disibilities. The program serves 3 and 4 year old children who meet the Federal income guidelines
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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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