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Head Start Of Shawnee Mission, Inc.

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Address:

8155 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park KS 66204 USA

Mission:

To provide quality early childhood learning experiences and comprehensive child and family services, which empower low-income families and their children to maximize their success.

Programs:

The head start program serves low income preschool aged children providing a high quality center based early childhood education and comprehensive family services for the whole family. The head start program is a part day/part year program delivered in 3 classrooms offering both a morning and afternoon session. Classes are from 8-11:30 am or 12:30 -4:00 pm, monday through thursday, august through may. The program is free to eligible families. Transportation is provided on a limited basis for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Children must reside within the shawnee mission school district boundaries, be 3 or 4 years of age by august 31, and have family incomes the meet the federal poverty guidelines.

the early head start program is delivered both in the home and center settings providing early childhood education and comprehensive family support services. Eligible participants are children birth to three and pregnant women. Enrolled families receive regular home visits by family educators certified through the parent as teachers born to learn curriculum in addition to delivering services using the high scope and florida state university curriculum for prevention and early intervention. Center based services are provided in three classrooms at head start of shawnee mission and at a contracted child care provider at no cost to parents working or enrolled in school. Head start of shawnee mission's current contracted child care provider is kids at heart.

wrap around care - serves children in 3 classrooms from 7-5:30 pm monday-friday, year-round. It is designed to combine the preschool program with an extended day for parents who are working or in school at least 30 hours a week. For the 2014-2015 program year the cost is $110 a week. Head start children must reside within the shawnee mission school district, be 3 or 4 years old by august 31, and have family incomes that meet the federal poverty guidelines.

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(913) 649-9714
www.smks-headstart.org

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