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Head Start and Early Head StartHead Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs which serve pregnant women and children from birth to five years of age. Head Start/Early Head Start has a long tradition of delivering high quality services designed to foster healthy development in children. To achieve this goal, Head Start/Early Head Start focuses on four major components: Education, Health, Parent Involvement and Social Services.

Head Start/Early Head Start has played a major role in focusing the attention of the nation on the importance of early childhood development, especially in the first five years of life. The program has led in efforts to improve the cognitive abilities of young children. The outreach and training efforts of Head Start programs have helped provide low-income parents with the knowledge and services they need to build a better life for their children.

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The Early Head Start program serves children ranging in age from birth to 3 years old, as well as pregnant mothers. We have five Early Head Start classrooms: three in Bell County and two in Whitley County. We also have home-based services for the Early Head Start children in both Bell and Whitley Counties. For more information contact us at      606-337-3044 or stop by your nearest Bell-Whitley office.

Head Start

There are 9 Head Start classrooms in the Bell County School System, 18 Head Start Classrooms in the Whitley County School System, and 1 classroom in the Corbin Independent Schools, 1 classroom in the Pineville Independent Schools, 5 classrooms in the Middlesboro Independent Schools, and 1 classroom in the Williamsburg Independent School System.

 For more information on Head Start contact us at 606-337-3044 or stop by your nearest Bell-Whitley office.

To read our Annual Report for our Head Start / Early Head Start program, click the link below. (Must have pdf viewer to open report.)

2012 Head Start Annual Report

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