Head Start Early Learning Program

Early Learning

Our Philosophy

Child Focus believes children are ready for school when they are physically healthy, have engaged in positive experiences with other children, are learning to manage their feelings, have good communication skills and are enthusiastic and curious about learning. Our early childhood professionals follow best practices and research based curricula to create learning environments that support the individual growth and development of children which promote physical well-being, motor development, social, emotional and language development, cognition and general knowledge.

 

Our Accreditation

The Step Up to Quality rating recognizes early care and education programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above minimum health and safety licensing standards. The program is based on national research identifying the key benchmarks that lead to improved outcomes for children. Child Focus is proud to operate highly rated Step Up To Quality centers.

87%

percentage of Head Start children ready to succeed in kindergarten

94%

percentage of highly-rated Step Up to Quality classrooms

688

children ages 0-5 served in Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start

Are You Eligible?

Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility is generally based on family income at or below the poverty level according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the federal government. Children in foster care, homeless children, and children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are eligible regardless of income.  Call 528-7224 or click here to enroll.  We can answer questions, provide you with required forms, and tell you what documents you should bring with you to apply.

Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide free learning and development services to promote the healthy growth and development of children ages birth to five years-old.  Program options are available throughout Clermont County.  Limited transportation for part-day and full-day center and home-based services is available.  Dual language learners and children with disabilities are welcome in our early childhood classrooms. We use an integrative approach to teach children from all cultures and backgrounds.