June 15, 2018 ~ The Head Start program is designed to prepare children for Kindergarten by improving school readiness skills in cognitive development, general knowledge, enhancing different approaches to learning, developing social and emotional interactions, and addressing the physical development and health of each child enrolled in the program.
In 2017, Head Start nationally was funded to serve nearly 1 million children and pregnant women in centers, family homes, and family child care homes in the urban, suburban, and rural communities of America. With that funding, Head Start programs across the nation cumulatively served 1,070,000 children age’s birth to 5 during that program year. Of those 1,070,000 children that were served in a Head Start or Early Head Start program, 4,829 were from Nebraska.
Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Head Start, whose administrative offices are in Kearney, oversees 23 Head Start centers and 9 Early Head Start centers. Head Start offers center based and home based program options across our 27-county service area and Early Head Start offers center and home based options in Buffalo County. Head Start is funded to serve 322 primarily 3 and 4 year olds. Early Head Start is funded to serve 48 pregnant woman, infant and toddlers.
In preparing for the upcoming program year, Head Start is currently recruiting for all Head Start centers, including 9 part day/part year centers, 2 full day/part year centers, 2 full day school year centers, 3 full day/full year centers, and 7 home based centers. Additionally, Early Head Start is also recruiting for 7 full day/full year centers and 2 home based centers.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in Head Start or Early Head Start or need more information about the enrollment process, please visit our website at HYPERLINK “http://communityactionmidne.com/head-start” http://communityactionmidne.com/head-start or call our Head Start central office at 308-865-5690.
For more information on Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska and its programs and resources, please contact the Administration Building at 308-865-5675.