If you have a child between the ages of 3-5, live in Douglas County, and would like your child to receive comprehensive preschool services, Head Start is the place for your child.
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program providing free services to children and their families. Head Start helps your child develop his/her skills for kindergarten. Since the program began in 1965, Head Start has provided educational, parent involvement, social, medical, dental, nutritional, mental health, and disability services to more than 32 million low-income children and their families throughout the United State for more than 50 years. Also, Head Start reserves 10 percent of its sports for children with disabilities.
The Douglas County Head Start center is in session Tuesday through Friday. It serves a total of 32 children, 15 in the morning class from 3:30 a.m. to noon and 16 in the afternoon class from noon to 3:30 p.m. Meals are provided and transportation is available for most children in Douglas County.
If you are interested in signing your child up for Head Start, please attend our Summer Sign-up Day on Monday, June 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. at the Douglas County ERBA Outreach Office located at 107 W. South Central in Tuscola. Head Start staff members will be present during these hours to complete an application on your child and to an answer any questions you may have. In order to complete an application, you will need to bring the following items:
- An up-to-date shot record for your child
- Proof of your household income
- A Medicaid card (if you have one)
- Date of Birth for everyone in your household
- Your child’s birth certificate from the Courthouse
- Your child’s social security number.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kim at our administrative offices in Greenup at 217-923-3113 or Christina at the Douglas County office in Tuscola at 253-4434.