Head Start receives expanded grant for Early Head Start program --
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[August 21, 2012]
Community Action Head Start, a birth to
age 5 program, has received a grant expansion and as a result has 10
openings in the Early Head Start program for Logan County.
The additional funding was provided in response to a confirmed need
in Logan County for Early Head Start services.
Early Head Start is
a child development program that serves income-eligible children and
families including pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers up to age
3. There are currently 20 families participating in the Early Head
Start program in Logan County.
Early Head Start facts:
milestones for infants and toddlers are focused on as the
children progress throughout the year.
socializations provide an opportunity for expectant mothers,
infants and toddlers to interact with other program
curriculum used, such as the nationally regarded Parents As
Teachers and Conscious Discipline programs.
health screenings provided (medical, vision, hearing, etc.).
Early Head Start participants are
transitioned into the Head Start program, which provides
center-based preschool services to children ages 3-5.
The program welcomes all children, including those who may have
been diagnosed with a disability.
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Applications for the additional 10 openings are being taken now,
with an anticipated program start date of Sept. 28.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in a
nationally recognized and successful child development program,
contact Shelley Lea, manager of home-based Head Start, at
217-732-2159, ext. 258, or Leticia Cook or Amber Wright, family
partnership specialists, at 217-732-2159, ext. 236.
Community Action Head Start is a program operated by Community
Action Partnership of Central Illinois. All Head Start services are
provided free of charge. Community Action Partnership of Central
Illinois serves the low-income and senior populations of six
Illinois counties. For more information, visit
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of