Head Start Taking Applications
The Toombs County Head Start Program is currently taking applications for the 2021-2022 program year. The program is proudly administered by action pact, your local community action agency. The center is licensed by DECAL (Department of Early Care and Learning) and is Quality Rated. Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021, to be age eligible for Head Start. The Head Start Center follows all COVID guidelines set forth by DECAL and the CDC. Due to the COVID-19, we are not able to complete applications in our office, however, we are serving our clients via phone and virtually via Microsoft Teams. Anyone who is interested in completing an application for your child can call the family advocate office at (912) 526-9229 to schedule a date to complete the application by phone or through Microsoft Teams.
Head Start is a federally- funded preschool program that is of no cost to our families. Services included are as follows: nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack; individualized education; developmental screenings; social services; parent engagement; assistance to parents in accessing health and dental services; and much more. Lots of activities for children and parents are planned throughout the program year. The program does not provide transportation. Priority is given to children with a diagnosed disability (IEP/IFSP), foster children and those experiencing homelessness.