HEAD START EARLY HEAD START
Head Start/ Early Head Start is a federally funded program which provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low income children and their families. We offer a Home-base program serving 60 infants, toddlers & 12 prenatal and a Center-base classroom program serving 290 three to four year old children. We have centers in three locations; Jeffersonville, Charlestown and Sellersburg and in two School Districts, Greater Clark and West Clark.. We work closely with our local community to be able to provide much needed services to our children and families i.e. medical and dental and our Agency provides a variety of services from Section 8 Housing, Energy Assistant, Tax Preparation, Education Classes (GED) and much more. Parent involvement is the cornerstone of the Head Start program and our Agency. “If we do our job well, these children will have a better chance to be successful adults.”
Our Policy Council is parents and community working together to ensure the very best for our children. The Policy Council is where decisions about program and policies get made. Parents are encouraged to be part of all that goes on within the Head Start program. A representative of the Policy Council sits on the Board of Directors of Community Action of Southern Indiana to share in decision making about all the agency programs that effect Head Start families.
C.A.S.I. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Community Action of Southern Indiana Board of Directors are legally and fiducially responsibility for the way the Head Start program operates. Working in conjunction with the Head Start Policy Council, the CASI Board approves new policies, ensures that current ones are followed, approves new programs and services that may benefit Head Start and other families. A C.A.S.I. board liaison serves on the Head Start Policy Council.