Serving five counties in Kansas: Clay, Cloud, Ottawa, Republic & Washington.
Child Development Preschool
Transportation provided if needed
Full or half day slots
Individualized lesson plans from Frog Street curriculum.
Parent involvement activities
Vision & Hearing tests
Mental health services
To prepare children for school, our teachers design curriculum that encourage individual development for each child in three key areas: language development, which is fundamental to learning; literacy skills that lay the foundation for reading and writing, as well as familiarizing our children with books and other learning tools; and mathematics knowledge and skills, including understanding numbers, shapes, measurement, patterns, and other traditional mathematical problems. We know that math skills developed during the early years help children to connect ideas, develop logical and abstract thinking, and to question, analyze, and understand the world around them.
What is Head Start?
Head Start is a nationwide FREE federally funded pre-school program designed to ensure that all pre-school children, especially those from low-income families and children with disabilities, have the skills to succeed in Kindergarten and future school experiences. Full-day and half-day classes are available from Monday through Thursday nine months of the year.
Enroll your child today!
We are accept enrollment applications year round. Please join us and apply now.
What do I bring?
Child’s birth documentation
Child’s immunization record
Proof of income for past 12 months: (bring all that apply)
Tax forms for the previous year (preferred), W-2 forms, check stubs, child support, unemployment, Social Security or military income, etc.
Where is the nearest Head Start?
We have Head Start classrooms in Clay Center, Concordia, Belleville, Minneapolis, & Washington Kansas. You can find the nearest Head Start using the Head Start Locator.
Head Start is available to children aged 3-5 years old who live in Clay, Cloud, Ottawa, Republic or Washington counties. Priority is given to families who have children with disabilities or whose income is within the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Families receiving SSI, TANF, SNAP
Children in foster care
Families without a fixed residence or homeless
In order for children to learn and grow, they need to be physically and emotionally healthy. Head Start works with parents to help each child be up-to-date on their medical care. We also provide a variety of screenings to see if children have vision, hearing, dental, developmental, or mental health needs.
Early Head Start
Program Director: Lisa Daniels
1021 4th Street Clay Center KS 67432
Clay County Head Start
Clay Center KS 67432