Head Start Programs West Virginia Head Start Mountain Heart Community Services, Inc.

Mountain Heart Community Services, Inc., a Head Start Program of Kopperston, WV

4921 Kopperston Road
Kopperston WV WV
Contact Phone
(304) 682-8271
MountainHeart Community Services operates a Head Start and an Early Head Start Program in Wyoming County, West Virginia. While both programs focus on the whole child philosophy of child development, the Head Start program serves children ages three to five while the Early Head Start program serves pregnant moms and children from birth to three years of age. All areas of the child’s development are important for a child to succeed in school and in life. Parents are considered the first and most important teacher of their child.
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
A child is eligible for Head Start if the child is three years old prior to September 1 of the current enrollment year and not age eligible for public school kindergarten. Children under the age of three and pregnant women are eligible for Early Head Start. The Head Start program may accept children on their third birthday throughout the program year. Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that is required to fill at least 65% of its enrollment slots with families whose income is at or below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines while 35% can be at 130% or below the federal poverty guidelines. Head Start/Early Head Start may serve families over the poverty guidelines for up to 10% of its funded enrollment. Ten percent of the enrollment slots must be filled with children with disabilities. Families receiving SSI and public assistance are automatically eligible, as are foster children and homeless families. All interested families are encouraged to apply regardless o
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