Preschool is available for children ages 3 to 5.
School Day / Partial Year
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Preschool Plus Child Care
Health Services at Head Start
- Nursing staff work to link families with a doctor and review children’s health records.
- Complete screenings: vision, hearing, blood lead, hemoglobin and blood pressure
- Offer parents chances to get health and safety information
- Promote health and safety practices in the program
- Visits the classroom to ensure children are served nourishing meals and snacks which meet federal nutrition guidelines
- Consults with parents of children with food allergies or other special dietary needs in order to plan appropriate substitutions
- Visits the classrooms to weigh and measure the children to screen for growth patterns which may be of nutritional concern
- Available to meet with parents who have questions or concerns related to their child’s eating
Oral Health Coordinator
- Assists families with their child’s dental needs
- Follows up on initial dental exams and referrals
- Provides Oral Health trainings for staff, parents and the community
Nutrition at Head Start
Meals at Head Start
Meals at Head Start are served in a relaxed “family style” setting, with children and adults eating together. Children serve themselves (as able) and are allowed to choose from what is offered at the table. Children are encouraged to try all foods, but are not pressured or forced to eat or taste.
- A variety of food is served which broadens each child’s food experiences.
- Children in school day classrooms receive breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.
- Individual care is provided to meet special dietary needs.
- Lesson plans include food and nutrition-related activities.
Monthly Menus and Recipes
Meals served at Head Start follow the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Learn more by downloading the following:
- CACFP Parent Information Sheet (English)
- CACFP Parent Information Sheet (Spanish)
- Non-discrimination statement
CACS offers two food plans that families may be eligible for. View CACS food programs.
Head Start News
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