About Head Start

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Since 1997, a competitive grant awarded annually through the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Families and Children, has enabled KIRPC Head Start to grow and improve the Head Start program that now serves 148 low income children and their families. Eligible three, four, and five year old children receive comprehensive services to prepare them for school. There are eight classrooms located at five sites in Newton, Jasper, and Pulaski counties. The Head Start locations are in Goodland and Roselawn for Newton County; Rensselaer and DeMotte in Jasper County; and Winamac and Francessville in Pulaski County.

School Readiness and Family Engagement are priorities for the program.

KIRPC Head Start Mission Statement

KIRPC Head Start is dedicated to empowering today's children and families for tomorrow's world throught high quality individualized education and supportive services. 

KIRPC Head Start Vision Statement

KIRPC Head Start stive to be a high quality early education agency preparing children for successful lifelong learning and ensuring families have a stronger foundation for self sufficiency by providing comprehensive services. 


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