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
Summer Crisis Program Available
The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Summer Crisis Program will begin July 1st and run through August 31st. This program, funded through the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance, will assist households with a resident age 60 and older or those with a household member with a documented medical condition with payment toward their electric bill.
Persons with a documented medical condition must provide a physician's statement. A benefit of utility assistance of ONE payment for the current electric bill, total amount due, first PIPP Plus enrollment, utility account deposit, transfer of service, or disconnect fees of up to $250 for customers of regulated utilities and $300 for customers on un-regulated utilities are provided. PIPP customers are not eligible for the program.
Income guidelines are based at 175% of the Federal Poverty Level and calculated annually or using the past three months, whichever benefits the client. Annual amounts are as follows:
Other documentation is also required including the household gas bill so that a State HEAP application can be generated for additional benefits, proof of disability if disabled, physicians statement if a medical condition exists, and social security numbers and income for all household members. The program will operate July 1 – August 31, 2015 or until funds are depleted. To learn more or to schedule an appointment phone your local Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC county offices at: