Head Start Now Accepting Applications
The College of Southern Idaho Head Start is currently accepting applications for children who will be 3-4 years of age by September 1, 2013. Priority is given to families who meet the income guidelines, 4 year olds, and children with identified disabilities. Categorically eligible children include foster children, children who are homeless, and families receiving TANF or SSI funds. The program also accepts a limited number of 3 year olds and over income children with special needs.
Head Start is a free preschool program that promotes school readiness for children, ages 3 to 5, by offering educational, nutritional, health, and social services. The College of Southern Idaho’s Head Start program serves families from August-May at sites located in American Falls, Buhl, Burley, Hagerman, Hailey, Hansen, Jerome, Rupert, Shoshone, Twin Falls, and Wendell.
Early Head Start is also accepting applications. Priority for this home-based program is given to income eligible pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers ages birth to 36 months. Foster children, homeless children and families receiving TANF or SSI funds are also automatically eligible for Early Head Start.
Early Head Start programs enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. In addition, this program assists pregnant women in accessing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care, and supports parents’ efforts to fulfill their parental roles guiding them toward self-sufficiency. The College of Southern Idaho’s Early Head Start program runs year round at sites located in Twin Falls, Jerome, and Rupert.
For more information call College of Southern Idaho Head Start/ Early Head Start Program at 736-0741, or toll free at 1-877-736-0741