What is Head Start?
Head Start is a free kindergarten readiness preschool for 3 and 4 year olds in Sheboygan County. Head Start's goal is to improve the lives of income eligible children by providing quality comprehensive child development services that are family focused, including education, health, nutrition, and mental health. Family income must be at or below the federal poverty guideline though some exceptions may be made. Children must be 3 years of age by September 1st.
•3 1/2 hour classrooms (a.m or p.m.) Breakfast and Lunch (a.m.) or Lunch and snack (p.m.) provided.
•Full Day/Full Year Classes in Collaboration with Childcare.
For working parents (6 a.m.-6 p.m.) Monday-Friday, Breakfast, lunch, snack and rest time included.
•4K/Head Start Classes in Collaboration w/School Districts
7 hours, 4 days a week, breakfast, lunch, snack and rest time included.
•Quality kindergarten readiness education focusing on the individual child
•Free developmental, vision, and hearing screenings
•Flouride varnish application three times per year
•On-going assessment of each child
•Billingual Staff (Spanish and Hmong)
•Inclusion of children with special needs
•Nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day
•Family goal development
•Families are connected to community resources
•Parent input on program decisions
•Early literacy programs through which each child receives 14-16 new children's books per year
•Monthly parent committee meetings, workshops, family fun nights, Mommy & Me days, and Fatherhood nights-many opportunities to spend quality time with your child and family
•Opportunities for parent involvement and volunteering
•Transportation (for most children)
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