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Early Head Start

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

601-A Central AveKearney, NE 68845 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

"To provide essential programs that help individuals, families, and communities reach their fullest potential through advocacy and partnerships. Our dedicated staff provides access to opportunities in education, health, housing, nutrition, and transportation. These services empower people to make a positive difference in their lives and communities."

Description

The Head Start/Early Head Start program delivers comprehensive high quality services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children. Head Start grantee and delegate agencies provide a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; and family engagement. Head Start services are responsive and appropriate to each child and family’s development, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage and experience.

All Head Start/Early Head Start programs must adhere to Program Performance Standards. The Head Start Program Performance Standards define the services that Head Start/Early Head Start programs are to provide to the children and families they serve. They constitute the expectations and requirements that Head Start/Early Head Start grantee must meet. They are designed to ensure that the Head Start/Early Head Start goals and objectives are implemented successfully, that the Head Start/Early Head Start philosophy continue to thrive, and that all grantee and delegate agencies maintain the highest possible quality in the provision of Head Start/Early Head Start services.

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