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Welcome to Jackson County Head Start!

Jackson County Head Start serves income-eligible 3- and 4-year-old children and children with suspected or diagnosed disabilities. By offering early intervention in education, health, nutrition and socialization, the program aims to prepare children to succeed in life. To this end, Head Start utilizes a comprehensive program with the help of parents and the community in three component areas: Early Childhood Development and Health Services, Family and Community Partnership, and Program Design and Management.

Children must be 3 years old by September 1 of the current school year for acceptance. If a slot is available, children may be accepted within the school year once they become 3 years of age. Mandatory eligibility requirements are proof of age (Birth Certificate) and proof of the family income for the previous 12 months. Ten percent of the enrollment must be children with disabilities, including children with severe disabilities. Parents of children with a diagnosed disability are encouraged to apply, even with income beyond the Poverty Guidelines. 

Priority is given to children with diagnosed disabilities, homeless families, foster care, children from households receiving SSI, TANF (including those receiving TANF transitional services), and income-eligible families. Ten percent of the enrollment may be children from families whose income exceed the Income Poverty Guidelines. 

The program is funded by Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children, Youth and Families [http://www.acf.hhs.gov/].

Jackson County Head Start operates six centers in Jackson County and has five classrooms in area public schools.

To apply for enrollment, contact Brigetta Pittman at 471-1252 or via e-mail at bpittman@jccivicaction.org.


Jackson County Civic Action Committee, Inc. Head Start program is committed to assist families with transportation concerns.  We will discuss transportation issues during the application process and during enrollment.  We further commit to providing transportation for families requiring assistance to attend field trips, parent and community events, medical and dental visits, and referrals.

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