Head Start and Early Head Start works with children of various abilities. We believe that a child’s disability should not keep them from participating in a classroom, home visit, or socialization experience. At the beginning of each child’s enrollment all children receive comprehensive screenings to see how they are developing. Referrals to First Steps for children birth to three or the local school district for children three to five are made for children who need further evaluation.  Head Start and Early Head Start services are individualized to meet the specific needs of each child. We work closely with early intervention services to assist parents and children in meeting the goals of their IFSP or IEP. Head Start and Early Head Start will make necessary accommodations to ensure the quality participation of each child.


Helpful Links:

Learn the Signs. Act early. 

First Steps

MPACT Parent Training and Information 

Missourifamilies.org - Developmental Disabilities