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Forney ISD Sets Head Start Registration Dates
Forney ISD recently set the registration dates for Head Start, a federally funded program for preschool children from low income families. Registration will be held on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again on Thursday, April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All of the registrations will be held at the Forney Learning Academy located at 309 S. Bois d’ Arc in Forney.
WHAT IS HEAD START?
Head Start is a federally funded program for preschool children from low income families, living in the school district boundaries of Allen, Crandall, Denison, Ennis, Farmersville, Forney, Frisco, Kemp, Mabank, McKinney, Midlothian, Palmer, Pottsboro, Rockwall, Royse City, Sherman, Waxahachie, Whitesboro, and Wylie. This comprehensive early childhood program provides services in education, health, social services, nutrition, mental health, and parent involvement. Primary eligibility is based on income and age of the child.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HEAD START?
Children from birth to age five who are from families with incomes below the poverty guidelines or over-income with a disability are eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start services. Children from homeless families, and families receiving public assistance such as TANF or SSI are also eligible.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HEAD START?
Head Start and Early Head Start are the country’s largest early childhood education programs. They provide nearly 1 million children each year with school readiness and socialization skills. Head Start emphasizes the individual needs of each child and celebrates the unique ethnic and cultural characteristics of all.
Core attributes of the Head Start program include:
- Developmentally appropriate early childhood education curriculum
• Services for infants and toddlers through Early Head Start
• Services for children with special needs
• Family health and support services, fostering parent education and involvement.
How can I receive further assistance or information?
Contact your Head Start office for your district: (For Forney)
Rhonelta Yarborough - Facilitator