Head Start

Concerted Services, Inc. Head Start program is a free comprehensive preschool program that encompasses all aspects of a child’s development and learning.  Programs operated are Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K.

Below is a list of the sections within Head Start.

Head Start

Head Start serves children three and four years of age and their families.  The program is child-focused and has the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families. The program serves over 800 children and families in the counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Jeff Davis, …

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Early Head Start

Early Head Start serves children 6 weeks to 36 months in a center based option and provides services to pregnant mothers.  The program serves 184 infants and toddlers in 8 centers in Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Candler, Coffee, Pierce, Toombs and Ware counties following the local school calendar.  During the summer, the program offers support services with a center …

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Program Services

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Pre K

The Pre-K serves 140 four year olds through funding from the Georgia State lottery.  The funding is enhanced by Head Start services that include health, dental, mental health, disabilities, parent involvement, case management, family literacy and other special services that state funding does not cover.  Currently, Pre-K services are provided in Coffee and Ware County. Upon …

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Parent and Male Involvement Information

Parents are the most important influence in a child’s development.  Parent involvement in education, program planning, parent education, and program governance is an essential part of every quality preschool program. Parents are eligible for committee involvement and are urged to participate in their child’s classroom and center activities.  Parents are also given the opportunity to …

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Volunteer Services

Volunteering is essential to all Head Start programs throughout the United States. Eighty percent (80%) of the program cost is federally funded. Twenty percent (20%) of program cost is required by the federal government to be locally funded through in-kind donations of goods/services and volunteer services donated to the program by parents, local businesses, community …

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Newsletters, Articles & Reports

 

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Head Start Policy Council

The Policy Council is made up of Head Start and Early Head Start parent representatives who are elected from their respective CSI Head Start/Early Head Start Centers and other individuals who are representatives of the community. Policy Council Composition: At least 51% of the members of the Head Start program Policy Council must be parents …

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Resources and Links

Resource Link   Pre-K Family Handbook http://decal.ga.gov/documents/attachments/PreKFamilyHandbook.pdf   Literacy Monthly Activity Calendar http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/activities/monthly-activity-calendars.htm     Zero to Three – National Center for Infants, Toddlers    and Families. http://www.zerotothree.org/   University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office – offers publication resources for families and   communities on numerous topics. http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/families/   Strong Fathers – encourages male involvement. http://strongfathers.com/   Fathers.com …

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