Head Start programs accepting applications
Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties are currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. With the two counties programs now merged, Head Start and Early Head Start will be serving over 600 children in the southern tier of New Hampshire. Staff are working hard to get the word out in the community to insure that information reaches all eligible families
Head Start serves children 3-4 years of age providing a comprehensive preschool program with family support services. Part day and full day classes are available depending on site and family eligibility. Head Start operates in Manchester, Nashua, Derry, Epping, Greenville, Hillsboro, Hudson, Newmarket, Portsmouth and Hampton Falls.
Early Head Start serves children 6 weeks to 3 years and pregnant women. The center based program provides child care for families who need full day care due to working, school or job training. The home based option provides weekly home visits with families to work on child development activities. Both options have a family support component to help families access community resources and work on meeting family goals.
If you would like to learn more about the Head Start program or would like to complete an application, contact Donna at 668-8010 ext.6098.
Informational materials on the Head Start and Early Head Start programs are available by contacting Pam Lane, 668-8010 ext. 6131. Brochures, handouts and flyers for your agency’s offices or waiting rooms will be provided. Head Start staff is also available to speak at local agencies about the Head Start and Early Head Start program to facilitate community referrals.