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Head Start now accepting applications
BCFS Education Ser-vices Head Start is now accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-olds in Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes, and Kendall counties, which includes Charlotte, Jourdanton, Pleasanton, Floresville, Stockdale, Karnes City, and Kenedy communities. Poteet is accepting applications for 4-year-olds only.
Head Start provides education, health, and social services to preschool children to help them build strong foundations for success rooted in academic achievement and healthy living. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing the child’s social and cognitive development, while advocates for the child’s family connect them to helpful community resources.
Services for children and families include:
Meals and snacks
Bus and ADA transportation (not available at all locations).
A child is eligible to enroll in Head Start if his or her family falls in one of these categories: Family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); family’s gross income falls below federal poverty guidelines; a family member living with and supported by the child’s family is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI); family is homeless; or child is in foster care. To be eligible, the child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014, and live in Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes, or Kendall County. Children with disabilities may also be eligible.
Area Head Start offices include:
Atascosa County: 830-928-5899, 831 Stadium Drive, Pleasanton; open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wilson County: 830-928-7681, 1005 Fifth St., Floresville; open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Karnes County: 830-928-7862, 1025 East Main St., Karnes City; open Tuesday and Thursday only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kendall County: 830-331-8908, 216 W. Highland, Boerne; open Monday through Friday from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To apply, call or visit the Head Start office in your county. Applications are available online, along with a list of necessary enrollment documents.
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