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Community Action Head Start launches recruiting in Logan County

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[January 29, 2014]  Community Action Head Start, a free birth to age 5 program for income-eligible families, is recruiting in Logan County for the 2013-2014 program year.

Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that serves income-eligible families with children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Early Head Start is a child development program that serves income-eligible families including pregnant mothers, infants or toddlers to age 3. Logan County Head Start provides center-based preschool services and Early Head Start provides home-based services.

Additional services, including screenings and access to medical, dental, vision services as well as community services, are what set Head Start apart from other child development and preschool programs. Transportation is also available to children and families so they can participate and receive full benefit of the program.

Children do not have to have a disability to qualify; all eligible children are welcome.

Head Start knows that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. Head Start welcomes parents as partners in the experience.

If interested in applying for Head Start, contact Cathy McIntosh or Kaeley Fitzsimmons, the family partnership specialists, at 217-732-3448 or 217-735-2398. If interested in applying for Early Head Start, contact Libby Canady, Kristina Hinton or Amber Wright, the family educators, at 217-732-2159, ext. 236.

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The following documentation is required to complete the application:

  • 2013 completed tax forms or W-2s.

  • Copy of child's birth certificate or medical card.

  • Proof of Social Security, TANF and cash assistance (if you receive it).

Logan County Head Start is sponsored by the Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois, which serves the low-income and senior populations of six Illinois counties. For more information, visit

[Text from file received from Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]

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