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Head Start

What is Early Head Start?

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What is Head Start?

A pre-school program for 3 to 5 year old children at no cost to eligible families.

What does Head Start offer?

  • Head Start blocksCenter Base program for primarily 4 and 5 year olds
  • Home Base program for primarily 3 year olds
  • Special services for children with disabilities
  • Increased access to medical and dental care
  • Social and emotional growth

Head Start experiences for the child

  • Speech and language stimulation
  • Creative arts
  • Social experiences
  • Culturally diverse experiences
  • Concept development

Head Start experiences for the parent

  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Activities for parents
  • Opportunities for leadership on the Head Start Policy Council
  • Regular Parent Committee meetings
  • Resource and referral services
  • Home visits by program staff

Head Start Philosophy

The CAPCO Head Start Program believes all children and families have strengths and deserve the opportunity to develop and maintain a happy and healthy life. We support each child and family in achieving social and emotional well-being. Through the guidance of the CAPCO Head Start staff, it is our hope each and every family will become self-reliant members of the community.

To sign up for this program

If you are interested in learning more about this program or signing up, please Contact Us.

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