CAECI Community Action of East Central Indiana, Inc.
EARLY HEAD START
Early Head Start is an free individualized child development and family service program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers (including those with disabilities, ages 6 weeks to 3 years) and their families below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The comprehensive program enhances children's physical, social-emotional, language and intellectual development while assisting families in becoming engaged in their child's education as their child's "best" first teacher. All services begin as a process of collaborative partnerships with families that are respectful of each family's cultural and ethnic background. The Early Head Start program provides two options, Center Base and Home Base to meet the individual family's interests and needs.
Head Start is a free, comprehensive program for children ages
3 years & 3 months to kindergarten eligible whose families meet income
guidelines (100% of Poverty). Children with diagnosed disabilities may start at age 3 and are not
subject to income guidelines. Funded through the Department of Health and Human
Services, Head Start serves 306 children per school year in Wayne County.
OUR PROGRAM OFFERS:
Developmentally appropriate curriculum including school readiness
Transportation to and from Head Start (not available in all areas)
Healthy meal and snack
Medical and Developmental Screenings
To enroll your child today, contact us. Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Not in Wayne County but interested in enrolling your child in a Head
Start Program near you, check the
Start Directory or in Ohio at the
Ohio Head Start Directory .