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Head Start, a program of Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska (Mid), provides comprehensive services to 10 families in Perkins County.

The home-based model is parent-focused and works with the adults in each household to work with their child as the child’s first and primary teacher.

The objective of the Head Start program is to enhance the cognitive, social and emotional development of income eligible children through the provision of comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services and to involve parents in their children’s learning and to help parents make progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals.

Head Start enhances children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development while helping parents with the goal of achieving self sufficiency through the family partnership and goal setting process.

Head Start creates an environment that builds upon and responds to the unique strengths and needs of each child and family, including high quality early education at bi-monthly group socializations, weekly home visits, ongoing parenting enhancement services, comprehensive health services, nutrition and ongoing support to parents through case management and peer support groups.

Anyone with a preschool child age three or four, please contact Carrie Keith, Community Action Partnership Head Start Perkins County Head Start family educator at 308-352-4847, 419 Logal Avenue, P.O. Box 722, Grant, NE 69140-722.

See www.communityactionmidne.com for all Mid Head Start and Early Head Start center contact information.