Lincoln County Early Head Start and Amana Head Start, which is accepting applications for a variety of children and family services, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18.
Head Start/Early Head Start is a child development program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to children and their families.
The program offers quality early childhood education, school readiness, qualified teachers, family partnerships, family engagement, safe and licensed facilities, nutritious meals, services for children with special needs, and pre-natal and post-natal education for pregnant women and families.
Early Head Start serves pregnant women and children up to three years old. Children must be three or four years old before Aug. 15 to apply for Head Start.
Pregnant women participating in the program will not need to reapply after giving birth as the program’s coverage automatically extends to the newborn.
To qualify, applicants need a child’s proof of birth, proof of income and medical/insurance cards, if available.
More information can be found regarding any of the local head start services at www.schra.us, at the local centers, Amana Head Start located at 502 Amana Avenue or Lincoln County Early Head Start located at 111 Shelbyville Highway. The centers can be reached at 931-438-0397 or 931-297-5095.