Head Start and Early Head Start of Fayette County are federal and state funded, comprehensive child development programs designed to serve families with children from birth to age five, including children with verified disabilities and pregnant women that meet financial guidelines at the poverty level, or are determined to be homeless under the McKinney Vinto Act, or have children with verified disabilities and who have other identified “risk” factors.
We at Head Start do our utmost to promote school readiness and enhance social and cognitive development through the provision of health, educational, nutritional, social, and other necessary services with the objective that the families and their children will be healthy, confident, and better prepared to succeed in life.
The Early Head Start is committed to serving low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women in their homes. Our goal is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of very young children, and healthy family relationships.
In our Head Start program, there are two options. (Option placement is not a choice, but is based upon service areas developed by the program and are part of the program's ERSEA Policy.)
The home-based instructor performs home visits weekly for 1.5 hours, completing 36 weeks per program year, community outings and 4 hours of socializations. The goal is to create an environment where the entire family can interact together to support the child's educational goals, as well as the family's goals.
In our Early Head Start program:
Interested in applying for your child to be in Head Start or Early Head Start? Call 724-430-4818 or 1-800-876-2138.
*NOTICE: All meals served to children under the Child Care Food Program are served at no separate charge regardless of race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. There is no discrimination in admissions policy, meal service, or use of facilities. Any complaints of discrimination should be submitted in writing within 180 days, of the incident to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW,, Washington, DC 20250