October is Head Start Awareness Month
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[October 12, 2013]
Community Action Head Start has
three classrooms serving 96 children ages 3-5 in a center-based
program in Logan County. Additionally, Community Action offers an
Early Head Start option for pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers
up to age 3 in a home-based setting. Thirty families are receiving
comprehensive Early Head Start services in their homes through
weekly scheduled visits.
The Head Start program was developed in the mid-1960s as a result of
legislation known as the War on Poverty. Head Start is often
referred to as America's most successful educational experiment. The
program began with high hopes for success along with unwavering
support from its founding committee and remains the nation's leading
investment in early childhood care and education.
provides a range of comprehensive services that include education,
health, nutrition, parental involvement and family support services.
Head Start has primarily served at-risk children and their families
since 1965 and has provided educational services to over 28 million
children since its inception. Over 2,873 grantees provide Head Start
services to children and their families across America. Community
Action Partnership of Central Illinois is one of these grantees.
"The effectiveness of Head Start is evident in the successes
achieved by children and families each day and through research
conducted on a national level. Community Action Head Start not only
provides services to children from birth through age 5, but also to
the families to ensure all participants enter kindergarten ready for
success," said Holly Roper, Head Start director.
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The Community Action Head Start program collaborates with a host
of agencies in Logan County. The program is grateful for their
support of children and families. If you would like to support or
volunteer for the Community Action Head Start program, call 732-2159
for information to get started.
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a
not-for-profit agency serving the low-income and senior populations
of six counties in central Illinois. For more information, visit
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of