The Family Services component emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important advocate. Family Services build relationships with families that support family well-being and positive parent-child relationships. In addition Family Service helps families to connect to peers and community, engage in transitions and become leaders. SERVICES OFFERED: • Offer parents opportunities…
Community Action of Southern Indiana (CASI), Inc. has successfully managed its Head Start program for over 46 years and its Early Head Start program since 2010 in Clark County and is currently funded to serve 60 infants and toddlers birth through three, and 12 prenatal mothers in our Early Head Start Home-base program option. Funded enrollment for our Head Start program is 290 for children three to five years of age.
We have four centers located in the Clark County service area:
We provide four program options:
- Morning classes (8:00 to 11:30am)
- Afternoon classes (12:30 to 4:00pm)
- Full-day (8:30 to 3:30pm)
- EHS (Home-based) includes prenatal and birth
This is to better meet the needs of the children and families. Families must meet certain criteria to enroll in Head Start, (see enrollment) and there is no cost to the families.
Our goal is to deliver high-quality early education services that put infants, toddlers and children on a pathway to school success with the assistance of parents, families and our local community partners. CASI understands that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children and welcomes parental involvement in all areas of the program. Together we can promote a healthy and successful start to life-long learning.
The Education component of Head Start ensures that children receive the highest quality of early childhood education. Our staff is highly qualified, caring, and enthusiastic. Our main priority is to provide a caring, safe and joyful learning environment that prepares our students for kindergarten and instills a love of lifelong learning.
The Early Head Start Program offers comprehensive child development services to low income pregnant mothers and families with infants and young children, birth to age 3. The Early Head Start home-based program supports children and their families through 90 minute home visits, once a week, and group socializations experiences, twice a month. We partner with…
The Health and Nutrition component of Head Start connects with families to ensure that children are on a schedule of well child care, including medical and dental. It engages children and families and exposes them to a variety of foods to promote a well-balanced diet mingled with movement/exercise. The Health and Nutrition component is goal oriented to produce an outcome that “children are happy and healthy when they begin the kindergarten journey”.
Teaching appropriate Social practices help prepare children for school readiness and social responsibility throughout their lives. Our program support families by helping them understand appropriate/inappropriate behaviors and making connection with the community for those needing extra support. Families of children with disabilities or suspected disabilities are supported by program and other community partners in screening,…