Head Start is a free, comprehensive preschool program that provides a variety of health, educational and family services to young children and their familiies. The program aims to promote school readiness, positive parent interactions, self-sufficiency and healthy lifestyles. Head Start serves families in Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland Counties. This program identifies children who have special health or developmental concerns. Helps to prepare a child for school. Promotes a child's social and emotional growth. Links the family with community resources.
All children enrolled must have a physical exam, vision and hearing screening, immunizations, and a dental exam. The children participate in a combination of home-and center-based activities or in exclusively home-based activities, as appropriate.
Toll free in state: (800) 494-8899
Main: (608) 935-3379