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
May is National Community Action Month
Helping People. Changing Lives. Turning hope into reality. Making our communities a better place to live. This is what the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission has accomplished over the past 52 years. May is National Community Action month and we invite you to learn more about our agency. Starting out in 1964, Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland was a relatively small agency based out of a little former school house in Nellie, Ohio. Today with a corporate office in Coshocton and over 30 satellite offices and services in four counties, Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland serves Knox, Holmes, Coshocton, and Ashland counties with a broad spectrum of social services serving infants through the elderly.
In 2015, over 13,000 families were served. Our motto of “Helping People. Changing Lives.” stems from our commitment to identify and assist in the resolution of poverty related issues. Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland is a private, non-profit social service organization leveraging programmatic financial support from Federal, State, and Local funding sources and is governed by a 24 member Board of Directors equally represented from each county with representatives from the public, private, and low-income sector.
What makes Community Action work? Community Action Agencies are unique in that specific funding gives CAA’s the flexibility to design programs that address needs specific to individuals and local communities. Comprehensive solutions are identified to meet local needs. In the four county service area we offer affordable housing communities, homelessness prevention activities including rental and utility assistance, homeless shelters and homelessness and rapid re-housing services, women’s health clinics, a dental clinic, Head Start, and home energy assistance including HEAP and Weatherization. Senior citizen programming is also offered including hot meals both on-site and home delivered, exercise, volunteer opportunities, and daily activities.
You Have Two Hands. One To Help Yourself,
The Second To Help Others.
To learn more, please browse our website. For specific program information, contact the local service office for more information on programs that are of interest to you. We are your local Community Action Agency, “Helping People. Changing Lives.”