In 1988, the Kankakee School District #111 received the federal award from the Department of Health and Human Services to operate a Head Start preschool program in Kankakee County for children ages 3-5. Each subsequent year, continuation grants have been funded to provide comprehensive education and health programming to children from predominately low-income families. The program has grown from 170 students to 400 and 14 staff to 52 as the need became evident and competitive expansion funding secured.
The program operates under and is evaluated based on 2000 Performance Standards (CFR 1304, 1306, 1308, 1310) and administrative requirements (Section 644 of the Head Start Act 42 U.S.C. 9839).
Education & Early Childhood Development Finance
Child & Health Development Internal Controls
Child & Health Safety Children with Disabilities
Child Nutrition On-Going Monitoring
Child Mental Health Self-Assessment
Family Partnerships Shared Decision Making
Community Partnerships Planning
Program Governance Communication
Human Resource Management Record Keeping & Reporting
Facilities, Materials, & Equipment
Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, & Attendance
Eligible children receive a vast array of services in addition to focused instruction including transportation, meals, family support services and parents are offered many opportunities for full partnership with the school.
By navigating this website, you will be introduced to the scientifically based preschool curriculum, the various class options and locations of operations in Kankakee County, the Parent Handbook, and other useful information including how to contact the school for enrollment and eligibility information.
Rebecca McBroom, Director