Head Start Programs Colorado Head Start Otero Junior College Child Development Services

Otero Junior College Child Development Services, a Head Start Program of La Junta, CO

1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta CO 81050-4000
Contact Phone
(719) 384-3100
Otero Junior College Child Development Services serves the counties of Otero, Crowley, Bent, and Prowers. Head Start is a preschool program for children 3 to 5 years of age whose families qualify based on federal poverty income guidelines. Centers are located in the following communities: La Junta, Lamar, Las Animas, Olney Springs, and Rocky Ford. This program operates on a school year calendar.
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
For more information or to enroll your child in Head Start contact Child Development Services Central Office in La Junta. Central Office200 BurshearsLa Junta, CO 81050Phone: 719-384-3100Fax: 719-384-1096E-mail: Jamie Swartz
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