CAPC Pensacola is happy to announce that we are currently accepting applications for our Early Head Start and Head Start programs for the 2019-2020 academic term!
Both school-readiness programs assist children in becoming physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally adjusted prior to entering kindergarten in public school, with additional services for those with disabilities.
“[These programs] are an opportunity to give parents the tools and resources to help their kids be school ready,” said Douglas Brown, Executive Director of CAPC Pensacola. “It engages families with the ways in which they will be required to participate when children move to school.”
The Early Head Start program serves both pregnant mothers and children from birth to age three, while the Head Start Program works with children between the ages of three to five and their families. A national program, Head Start serves over 900 students in the Pensacola area, alone. In addition to classroom time, both programs include disability, nutrition, health and mental health services.
A priority of both Early Head Start and Head Start is to promote parents’ involvement in their children’s education. With the assistance of a designated Social Services Advocate, families in the program are provided with social services based on their specific needs. Both programs regularly administer programs in which parent involvement is encouraged, including Kite Day, monthly Lap-Sits and Male Involvement Initiatives.
Additionally, quarterly newsletters are distributed to families that include program information important dates and helpful parenting advice.
In order to be accepted into the programs, income-eligible families must provide the following documentation:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Proof of residency
- Proof of family income (prior to 12 months; W-2, tax return, financial aid award or child support)
- Proof of public assistance (prior to 12 months)
- Guardianship paperwork (if applicable)
- Proof of Medicaid or health insurance
For more information on the Early Head Start and Head Start programs, call (850) 438-4021. To apply, click here!