Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that serves
income-eligible families and children between the ages of 3 and 5.
Early Head Start is a child development program that serves
income-eligible pregnant mothers as well as infants and toddlers to
In Logan County, Head Start provides center-based preschool
services, and Early Head Start provides home-based services.
All eligible children are welcome. Children do not have to have a
disability to qualify.
Additional services, including screenings and access to medical,
dental and vision services and community services, are what sets
Head Start apart from other child development and preschool
programs. Transportation is also available to children and families
in order to participate and receive full benefit from the program.
Head Start knows that parents are the first and most important
teachers of their children. Parents are welcomed as partners in the
Head Start experience.
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If you are interested in applying for
Head Start, contact Cathy McIntosh or Kaeley Fitzsimmons, family
partnership specialists, at 217-732-3448 or 217-735-2398. If you are
interested in applying for Early Head Start, contact Libby Canady or
Amber Wright, family educators, at 217-732-2159, ext. 236. The
following documentation is required to complete the application:
2012 completed tax
forms or W-2
Copy of child's
birth certificate or medical card
Proof of Social Security, TANF, cash
assistance (if you receive it)
Logan County Community Action Head Start is sponsored by
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois, which serves the
low-income and senior populations of six Illinois counties. For more
information, visit www.capcil.org.
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of