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Douglas County ERBA Head Start to offer full day preschool class times for the 2019-2020 school year

Douglas County ERBA Head Start will be changing their class times for the 2019-2020 school year. Children will now attend from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 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 or 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 States for more than 50 years. Also, Head Start reserves 10 percent o fit slots for children with disabilities. 

The Douglas County Head Start center is in session Tuesday through Friday. It serves 17 children, in a full day program from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 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 Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 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 answer any questions you may have. In order to complete an application, you will need o 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 217-253-4434.

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