Head Start not only works with the Head Start child, but also with the family as a whole unit. We provide social services, education/employment, literacy and health services.
Comprehensive programs delivering a multitude of services to help meet the many needs of economically disadvantaged children and their families. All families receive a variety of learning experiences encouraging intellectual, social and emotional growth. Children participate in indoor/outdoor instruction and are introduced to concepts to enhance pre-readiness skills prior to kindergarten; encouraged to express their feelings and to develop self-confidence and the ability to get along with others.
For application information, please call 269-373-5066.
Head Start - Frequently Asked Questions
Do children have to be potty trained?
What areas of the County does Head Start serve?
We cover all of Kalamazoo County. There are 24 classrooms in 12 different sites. We try to place the child as close to his/her community as possible.
What curriculum does Head Start use?
We use the Creative Curriculum which is structured to provide learning through hands-on activities. All classrooms have an emphasis on Early Literacy Development.
May I visit a classroom?
Yes. Please call the Head Start office at (269) 373-5066 to schedule a visit.
The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department programs are open to all without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight,
marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
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