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
Fifty years and counting. On August 20, 1964 in Washington, DC, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA). The EOA created a variety of programs - including Community Action Agencies – as part of his War on Poverty. Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission was one of those agencies established to address local poverty problems in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the country.
Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC got its start serving residents in Knox, Holmes, and Coshocton Counties from a small school building in Nellie, Ohio. Ashland County joined our service area in 1975. Beginning with youth workforce and senior meals programs, Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland has grown and evolved over the years to meet the ever changing needs of our local communities. Our service area consists of over 30 satellite offices encompassing a 2,000 square mile service area. Our 24 member Board of Directors is made up entirely of local community leaders equally representative of our service area. Their dedication and leadership has paved the way in governing the agency to successfully carrying out our mission. With over 175 employees devoted to serving our neighbors in need, our commitment to those we serve continues to be strong.
In 2014, Community Action Agencies across the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of Community Action. With over 1,000 Community Action Agencies, covering 99% of the United States, Community Action continues the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson, and Sargent Shriver, the first Director of the War on Poverty, in identifying and meeting the needs of our local communities in providing a hand up out of poverty.
You Have Two Hands.
One To Help Yourself,
The Second To Help Others.