Head Start:

  • Federal funded program promotes the school reainess of young children ages 3-5 through the provision of comprehensive services to include education, mental health, and social services.

  • Eligible families live in Mercer County and have an income at or below the 100% fedarel poverty level.

  • Provision of degreed teaching staff, with a staff to child ratio of 1 to 8.5 children.

  • Research based curriculum, Creative Curriculum from Teaching Strategies.

  • Two daily nutritional meals, breakfast & lunch or lunch & snack.

  • Promotes the role of parents as the child's first nad most important teacher.

  • Promoting the parent-teacher-family advocate relationship to help support and build the parent-child relationship, strong community ties and promoting the well-being of the family.

  • Monthly parent meetings and quarterly family activities.

  • Services provided Monday to Thursday, for 4.5 hours.

  • Classrooms are located in all 12 school districts in Mercer County.