Sheboygan County Head Start is a federally funded grant program for families meeting the federal guidelines for poverty. Head Start has been helping families in the community for forty-two years. It is unfortunate that all the eligible families cannot receive Head Start services. In the 2012/2013 school year there were 45 income eligible children on the waiting list who never received services; each year those numbers continue to increase.
Head Start is a “family development” program offering many services, including:
- A kindergarten readiness, developmentally appropriate preschool for three and four year old children
- Developmental screening for all children
- Hearing and vision screening for all children
- Fluoride varnish application three times per year
- Early identification of problems leading to early intervention
- Starting the referral process when problems are identified
- Nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks provided
- Identify strengths
- Identify needs
- Develop family goals
- Identify community resources
Sheboygan County Head Start has two classrooms in the Generations Building in Plymouth; a three year old Head Start classroom which operates from 8:00-11:30 (Breakfast and Lunch provided), and a 4K/Head Start Classes in Collaboration w/ the Plymouth School District which operates from 8:00-3:00, 4 days a week, breakfast, lunch, snack, and rest time included.
For more information about Head Start please go to www.hsshebco.org