Head Start & Early Head Start

SWCAP Head Start, in collaboration with community service agencies, provides expectant parents and families with children ages birth through five, opportunities for:

  • child development education
  • health and nutrition services
  • parent and program partnerships
  • family support, resource and referral

in an effort to promote school readiness, positive parent-child interactions, self-sufficiency, and healthy lifestyles.

Head Start Annual Report

For review, here is the '10-'11 Annual Report for the Head Start program.

For review, here is the Head Start Community Assessment.

Head Start Eligibility:

  • Families living in Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland Counties meeting federal poverty income levels of 100% or below. Some waivers of income requirements may be granted on a limited basis.
  • Children must be 3 years old by September 1 of the current year.
  • Head Start actively recruits families with special needs and disabilities.

Early Head Start Eligibility:

  • Families living in Northern Grant and Richland Counties meeting federal poverty income levels of 100% or below. Some waivers of income requirements may be granted on a limited basis.
  • Families must be expecting or have a child between 0-3 years of age.
  • Head Start actively recruits families with special needs and disabilities.

To Apply

For more information, contact the Head Start office at 608-935-3379 or 1-800-494-8899.

You may also download this application form (25KB PDF File) Acrobat File, fill it out and mail it to our office at 212 E. Chapel Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533.

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