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Head Start

The Head Start program is a federally funded program that can help build a foundation for your children’s success. Head Start’s overall goal is to promote school readiness for children from low-income families. Head Start education programs are income-based, so there are no costs for eligible families. 

Preschool Classes for 3 & 4-Year-Old Children

Head Start is a federal program for low-income families. There are specific Head Start standards that must be met in order to be eligible. The program is open to residents of Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, and Sac Counties.
 
  • Active learning experiences
  • Nutritious snacks & meals
  • Health & dental services
  • Parent involvement to help promote positive parent-child relationships
  • Services for special needs children & children with disabilities 
  • Full-day classes at certain locations
  • Bus transportation in many areas
  • Help families connect with resources and community services
  • Parents have an opportunity to serve on the policy council and volunteer in the classroom

New Opportunities Head Start ProgramNew Opportunities Head Start Program

Help boost your child’s social competence and educational foundations with the Head Start program! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the program, contact your local New Opportunities office, or email headstart@newopp.org. For children under 3, learn more about our Early Head Start program.

Enroll Today in a Head Start Near You!

New Opportunities Head Start Program

*Children must be 3 (or 4) by September 15th
Schools
Phone Number
Audubon, Carroll, Coon Rapids
712-830-9442
Adel, Waukee
515-987-7428 or
 
712-830-1327
Guthrie Center, Jefferson, Panora
712-830-6990
Rockwell City-Lytton, Sac City, Schaller-Crestland, Southern Cal
712-830-1326
Perry
515-238-2194
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