Are you and your child ready to share an experience that will enhance both of your lives? Then consider NEK-CAP, Inc. Head Start as a building block to the future education of your child.

Head Start, a nationally known research-based preschool program, is a center-based program serving three to five-year olds. This program is available at no cost to those who are income-eligible. Head Start programs support children’s growth and development in positive learning environments through a variety of services including social skills and school readiness skills building, health and developmental screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health, and family well-being – strengthening child and parent relationships.

Early Head Start is a home-based program which provides services to children ages 0-3 years old including infants, toddlers, and pregnant women in nine of NEK-CAP, Inc.’s 16-county service area. It promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, healthy babies, enhances the development of infants and toddlers, and promotes healthy/self-reliant families. Early Head Start services are FREE to eligible prenatal women and children!

Parents will want to apply quickly as enrollment slots will fill quickly. Documents needed to complete an application: All this information is kept confidential, except for financial audits and state/federal reviews:

Proof of Income –2019 tax forms or pay stubs or public assistance

Child’s Birth Certificate (if available)

Immunization Records

For more information or to make an appointment, contact your local NEK-CAP, Inc. Office/Center:

North Brown County (Hiawatha): Early Head Start, Head Start Center & Outreach Office: (785) 742-2222 x 114 or 113

South Brown County (Horton): Early Head Start, Head Start Center & Outreach Office: (785) 486-2965

Doniphan County (Troy): Early Head Start OnlyEarly Head Start & Outreach Office: (785) 985-2619

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