Why Not Join Them??!!
Head Start is a federally funded program. We promote the school readiness of children ages three - five. Families must meet income eligibility guidelines. Both working & non-working families can apply. Foster children are automatically eligible. Families with children with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Head Start gives families a chance to learn and grow by providing many supportive services.
- Physical Exam
- Dental Exam
- Tooth Brushing Daily
- Developmental Screenings
- Hearing and Vision Screenings
- Height and Weight
- Hemoglobin and Lead Screenings
- Individual Nutrition Assessment
- Up-to-Date Immunizations
- Free Nutritious Meals (2 per day)
- Access to a Nutrition Consultant
- Access to a Mental Health Consultant
- Disability Services (IEP) if Needed
- Follow-up Services as Needed
- A Minimum of Once Per Week for Each of the Following Activities Are Incorporated Into the Classroom Lesson Plan: Nutrition, Health, Oral Health, and Safety.
- Community Resources
- Center Parent Meetings
- Health Services Advisory Committee
- Policy Council
- Fatherhood Activities
- Open Door Classrooms/Centers
- Family Engagement/Partnerships
- Parent Education
- Home and Center Visits
- Transitioning Activities/Info
- Family Literacy Packets
- Galileo—Internet Name and Password to Check Your Child’s Progress
- Participation in the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Disabilities
- Individual Assistance as Needed
The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Emergency HEAP program begins November 2, 2015 and operates until March 31, 2016. Emergency HEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance that provides financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with disconnection from their heating source, or have already had service disconnected. Those households serviced by a PUCO-regulated utility are encouraged to sign up for the Percentage of Income Payment Plus Plan (PIPP Plus) or an alternate budget payment plan in order to receive energy assistance. Households utilizing bulk fuel must have a tank containing less than 25% of its capacity.
Income documentation for all household members along with social security numbers, electric and gas bills, and other documentation must be presented at the appointment.
Income guidelines are based at 175% of the Federal Poverty Level and are as follows:
Household of 1 - up to $20,597.50
Household of 2 - up to $27,877.50
Household of 3 - up to $35,157.50
Household of 4 - up to $42,437.50
Household of 5 - up to $49,717.50
Household of 6 - up to $56,997.50.
Income may also be calculated using the past three months, whichever benefits the client. Households claiming zero income will be subject to providing an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Status Transcript. Households claiming zero income for the past 3 years will be reviewed by the State grantor, and every HEAP application is subject to random audit by the State Development Services Agency. PIPP Plus customers have a lower income eligibility threshold. Approved applicants will also have their application automatically transmitted to the State HEAP office, where additional assistance may be available under the Regular HEAP program.Eligible households may receive financial assistance once per heating season.
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact your local HEAP Office.