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Head Start Child Development Program

Empowering children to reach their highest potential.

Program Director – Corrine Lindgren

Email:  clindgren@ncoinc.org

Enrollment: npadilla@ncoinc.org

Tel: 707-462-2582

Fax: 707-462-4792

Address: 550 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482

The Head Start Child Development Program (HSCDP) is a comprehensive, family-focused child development program providing health, mental health, nutrition, education, disabilities services, and other services to families. The program focuses on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap, and to build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start Child Development Program.

Who We Serve:  The program serves low-income pregnant women and children birth to five years of age.  Ten percent of the program’s enrollment must be children with a certified disability. Another ten percent of our enrollment may be children whose family income exceeds the federal poverty guidelines.

The chart below provides a quick overview of our HSCDP programs:

 

Head Start

Early Head Start

State Preschool

CCTR

Ages of Children Served

3 and 4 year olds with priority to 4 year olds.

Infant  to 3 years, and pregnant mothers

3 and 4 year olds with priority to 4 year olds.

Infant to 3 years of age.

Income Eligibility

90% of enrolled children must meet Federal poverty income guidelines.  10% may be over income if child will benefit from services.

90% of enrolled children must meet Federal poverty income guidelines.  10% may be over income if child will benefit from services.

Families must meet State income guidelines.

Families must meet State income guidelines and may be assessed fees for care depending on family size.

Funding

Federal grant, submitted yearly.  July-June cycle. HSCDP must match with 20% In-Kind.

Federal grant, submitted yearly.  July-June cycle. HSCDP must match with 20% In-Kind.

State contract submitted yearly. July-June funding cycle.

State contract submitted yearly. July-June funding cycle.

Enrollment

Program must be fully enrolled at all times.  At least 10% of enrollment by mid-year must be children with an identified disability.

Program must be fully enrolled at all times.  At least 10% of enrollment by mid-year must be children with an identified disability.

Positive daily attendance needed to ensure full funding.

Positive daily attendance needed to ensure full funding.

Established: The program was established in 1965 nationally and 1968 locally.

Funding We Bring to Our Community: In 2014, our budget was $6,148,159. Since the program’s inception, we’ve brought more than $108 million to our community.

How We Operate:  HSCDP operates twelve centers throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties.  We collaborate with many agencies within the two county service area, including Health & Human Services, Department of Social Services, First 5, SELPA, MPIC, Easter Seals, Redwood Coast Regional Center, Rural Communities Child Care, Foster Grandparents, Garden’s Project, Community Health Clinics and many more.

How Many People We Serve: We serve approximately 530 children and their families each year.

Life Without Head Start:

Since the program’s inception, we’ve provided services for 14,022 and their families. Without our services, more children would drop out of high school, end up in juvenile detention, commit more crime, receive more public assistance and require more special education services.