Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County
Who we are…..
Head Start serves families with children 3 to 5 years of age. Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers 3 years of age and under. Head Start and Early Head Start serve families that meet financial guidelines at the poverty level, are determined to be homeless under the McKinney Vinto Act, or have children with verified disabilities and who have other identified “risk” factors.
We at Head Start do our utmost to promote school readiness and enhance social and cognitive development through the provision of health, educational, nutritional, social, and other necessary services with the objective that the families and their children will be healthy, confident, and better prepared to succeed in life.
The Early Head Start is committed to serving low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women in their homes. Our goal is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of very young children, and healthy family relationship.
Services We Offer
- Social Services
- Child Development
- Special Needs
- Information and Services on Health and Education
How We Serve
Classes at Head Start Facility
- Children will attend class at Head Start facility.
- Breakfast and lunch OR lunch and snack will be provided.
Instructor performs home visits twice a month. The goal is to create an environment where the entire family can interact together.
Comprehensive Service Provider
Head Start works in collaboration with daycare providers at the daycare facility to provide educational support services and act as a liaison between the family and the daycare provider to strengthen relationships. Monthly visits will also be conducted at home to provide social service.
Who We Serve
- Head Start serves families with preschool age children 3 to 5 years of age 2.
- Early Head Start serves families of pregnant women, infants, and toddlers under 3 years of age.
- Children with disabilities or other special needs are also provided services.
- Children in childcare can also receive Head Start/Early Head Start services through partnerships with the childcare providers.
- highly qualified teachers and staff.
- a program tailored to each child's individual needs based upon parent and staff input.
- books and language tools to develop early reading skills.
- opportunities and environments to develop and support strong self-image.
- positive environment, positive behavioral changes, and social and emotional interactions.
- good, nutritional food choices and an example of healthy eating and living.
- instruction for parents on nutrition, health, child development, and mental health.
- opportunities for parents and children to have social interaction with others.
- tools for parents to learn to become their children's first teacher.
- a school readiness plan that provides information that is needed to ensure children are ready for school, their families are ready to support their children’s learning, and schools are ready for children.
Interested in enrolling your child in Head Start or Early Head Start? Call 724-430-4818 or 1-800-876-2138.