Head Start Programs Kansas Head Start Reno County Head Start

Reno County Head Start, a Head Start Program of Hutchinson, KS

330 Charles Street
Hutchinson KS 67501-3905
Contact Phone
(620) 615-5782
The Reno County Head Start (RCHS) program philosophy is a system of guiding principles founded in the Head Start Performance Standards. We are a comprehensive child development program which serves children from birth to age five, pregnant women, and their families. We are a child-focused program whose overall goal is to increase the social competence of young children in low-income families. “Social competence” refers to the child’s everyday effectiveness in dealing with his or her present environment and later responsibilities in school and life. Social competence takes into account the interrelatedness of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.
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
How Do I Apply?To complete the application you must bring birth verification (birth certificate, hospital certificate, or medical card) and proof of income for the last calendar year or the previous 12 months (tax statement, paycheck stubs, and documentation or child support, alimony unemployment, cash assistance, SSI, etc.).
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