Head Start

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Why Should You Choose Us? 

At Cheaha Regional Head Start, our goals of school readiness for your child parellel your own.  As a community based non-profit program funded by generous donors, volunteers, and the Office of Head Start we can continuously focus on improvement and quality instead of profit margins.  

Enrolling in the Cheaha Regional Head Start program means you want your child to be ready for preschool and beyond. We adhere to federal and state standards for preschool education.  We encourage the role of parents as their child's first and most important teachers and build relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and community.

Our Head Start program supports the mental, social, and emotional development of children from age 3 to 5.  In addition to education services, we provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services.  Head Start services are responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and liguistic heritage.

At Drew Court Head Start during morning arrival on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, a stick bug was on the outside of the door of room B. The teachers collected the bug inside of a container, and; during outside play, they let the children collect dirt, leaves and sticks to place inside to form a habitat for the insect. After creating a habitat for the walking stick, the children collected sticks to make their own sticks bugs.  Today the children made their very own walking stick and displayed them on the wall.  Together they came up with the name Chase. Chase has been placed in the Science area for viewing.  

Willie Rowland is the son of TCR Board Member, Monica Ferrell.  This young man atended our Head Start program and has recently been accepted into UAB to study PreMed. His long-term goal is to become a personal physician. Congratulations Willie!  #HeadStartWorks

Desmond Curry, former Head Start student, is the son of Topaze Brockman, the Center Director at Norwood Head Start.  He graduated from Jacksonville High School. He started his college career at Snead State where he graduated in 2015. He is currently a student at Jacksonville State University where he plays for the Men’s Gamecock basketball team. On March 4, 2017 in Nashville, TN the Gamecocks won the OVC Championship. The Gamecocks are now headed to the NCAA tournament which is the first time in school history for these guys.  There first game will be Friday, March 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN vs. the Louisville Cardinals. Congratulations to this team and Desmond Curry and good luck! #HeadStartWorks