Head Start Programs Mississippi Head Start United Community Action Committee, Inc.

United Community Action Committee, Inc., a Head Start Program of Ashland, MS

221 School Ave
Ashland MS MS
Contact Phone
(662) 224-8911
UCAC Head Start is a federally-funded child development program designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional. social, health. nutritional and psychological needs.
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
ENROLLINGEligible children will be selected and enrolled. Children are accepted at centers located in the area in which they live. In some circumstances children can enroll in centers in other service areas if slots are available.Parents must perform the following tasks to enroll their child in UCAC Head Start:Provide documentation of the total family income before a child can be enrolled. This proof of income can be in the form of a wage and tax statement (W-2), a check stub, written statement from the employer, or agency certification (welfare, Social Security, Veterans Administration', etc.) . Present a certified birth certificate or proof from hospital verifying child's birth before enrollment in the Head Start center. UCAC Head Start will provide assistance to parents who are having difficulty in securing a certified copy of their child's birth record. Complete and submit the following forms. These forms are available for download by clicking the appropriate PDF links
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