Head Start Programs Missouri Head Start Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area

Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area, a Head Start Program of Joplin, MO

302 South Joplin Avenue
Joplin MO MO
Contact Phone
(417) 781-0352
Early Head Start... Provides comprehensive services to pregnant women, children ages 0-3 and their families. Early Head Start supports and assists parents in meeting their family goals in balance with the needs of their child. Each family is assigned a Family Education and Support Specialist, who through weekly or bi-weekly home visits, provides information and activities to promote the intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth of infants and toddlers.
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.

How to Apply
Head Start/Early Head Sta... » Eligibility and Enrollment What is Head Start? Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children ages 3 to 5. To apply for Head Start children must be 3 years old for the current session or be 3 years old by July 31st for the next session which begins in August of each year. What documentation is required to apply for Head Start? Proof of the child’s birth; birth certificate, hospital record, or Medicaid card. Proof of income for the previous calendar year; 1040-tax form, W-2 form(s), pay stub(s), unemployment, workman’s compensation, veteran’s benefits, alimony, child support, military pay, social security, or documentation of current public assistance, (TANF or SSI). A current doctor’s immunization record. (Child must be up-to-date on immunizations). What is Early Head Start? Early Head Start is a Federal program that provides comprehensive services to promote family and child development. To be eligible to apply for Early Head Start y
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