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NEK-CAP Head Start Currently Taking Applications for the 2014-2015 School Year

Are you and your child ready to share an experience that will enhance both of your lives? Then consider NEK-CAP Head Start as a building block to the future education of your child.

Head Start is a nationally known research based preschool program which serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. Head Start is available at no cost. Head Start staff offer children and families acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and to experience success. Head Start children socialize with others, solve problems and have other experiences that help them become self-confident. Head Start children are more prepared for kindergarten, excited about learning and ready to succeed.

NEK-CAP Head Start reserves 10% of its enrollment for children with disabilities.

Head Start is federally funded preschool program with centers in Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Marshall, Nemaha, and Pottawatomie Counties in Northeast Kansas. Head Start receives its funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, through the Administration of Children Youth and Families. Eligibility is based on income as set by the federal government.

When filling out an application, parents are asked to provide proof of income that may include 2013 tax forms, paycheck stubs, or proof of income from public assistance. The income information is used to determine eligibility for the program. Additional information needed to complete the application form includes insurance card numbers, immunization records, and birth certificate. This information is kept completely confidential.

The center staff in each county is now taking applications. In Marshall County, for more information or to make an appointment, call Marshall County Head Start Center 785-562-2941 or Toll-free 888-383-6109, Marshall County Outreach Office 785-562-1014 or Toll-free 888-480-9373, or Marshall County Early Head Start 785-562-1014.

NEK-CAP specializes in facilitating partnerships between local governments, social services, and the private sector toward the goal of improving community life for all people. They help empower families and individuals so they can achieve their highest potential. NEK-CAP, Inc. provides a variety of services in Atchison.

For more information about NEK-CAP, Inc. services call 888-904-8159, visit www.nekcap.org and like us on facebook.

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