Head Start children in Clermont County may attend a preschool classroom where they learn skills they will need to succeed in school or participate in the home visitation program where Home Visitors assist families in creating nurturing, healthy environments for their children. Head Start follows a research based curriculum to teach children about science, math, language, literacy and more. Parental Involvement is the cornerstone of the Head Start program. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents as the child’s first teacher as well as in the administration of the Head Start program.
Fathers play an important role in the healthy development of young children. Our male involvement strategies are nationally recognized. Child Focus Head Start also supports children with disabilities. At least 10% of our enrollment opportunities are made available to children with disabilities. Child Focus Head Start partners with local school districts and early intervention specialists to meet the needs of children with disabilities. Child Focus Head Start supports economically disadvantaged or categorically eligible children ages 0-5 and their families including foster children, those who receive TANF or SSI or are temporarily homeless. The program is free for those who meet the federal poverty income guidelines or other categories.