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Enroll in Head Start now for 2014-15 school year

Parents and other guardians of Monroe County children prenatal to age 5 can enroll in Head Start and Early Head Start now before the start of the school year on Aug. 4.

Head Start, operated by the South Central Community Action Program in Monroe County, is a federally funded preschool program providing classes for low-income families at no cost to them.  In addition to receiving preschool services, enrolled families will benefit from family development programs, access to other local resources, additional staff support, family events and parent trainings.  

SCCAP has classrooms all over Monroe County, including a new site on the east side of town at First United Church. Its Early Head Start program has five center-based classroom at Jack’s Defeat Creek Mall in Ellettsville that serve children from 6 weeks to 3 years old in a group setting.

Early Head Start also has a home-based program for children prenatal- 3 years, where a home visitor comes to your house once a week for 90 minutes to work with parents and their child one-on-one.  Its home-based program also includes a playgroup for the children in the program to interact with each other and have opportunities to socialize with their peers.

Those interested in enrolling in Head Start or Early Head Start may call (812)-334-8350, ext. 209. In order to apply, you will need to bring in your child’s birth certificate or some legal proof of age, health insurance card, immunization records, and proof of income for any parents/guardians supporting the child.

Head Start follows the Federal Poverty Guidelines to determine eligibility. If a family makes less than the following amount in a year, the family will be income-eligible for Head Start.

Persons in family/household

Poverty guideline

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,060 for each additional person.


















Head Start Preschool Program (age 3-5) Options:

Broadview Learning Center (some transportation available): 8-11:30 M-Th or 12:30-4 M-Th

Fairview Elementary School: 9-3 M-Th

First United Christian Church (East Side): 9-3 M-Th

Grandview Elementary School: 10:30-2 M-F

Highland Park Elementary School: 12:15-3:45 M-F

Jack’s Defeat Creek: 8:30-2:30 M-F

Lindbergh (extended day for working parents): 7-5:30 M-F

Lindbergh (6 hour): 9-3 M-F

St Paul Methodist Church: 9-3 M-Th

Templeton Elementary School: 12:15-3:45 M-F

Walnut Woods (off Miller Dr): 8-2 M-F

Early Head Start Program (prenatal to 3) Options:

Jack’s Defeat Creek: 8-3 M-F

Home Based: In your home 90 minutes each week

SCCAP is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for low-income citizens to move toward personal and economic independence. Its programs include Affordable Rental Housing, the Circles Initiative, Energy Assistance, Family Development, Growing Opportunities Greenhouse Project, Head Start, Individual Development Accounts, Section 8 Housing and Weatherization.