Description: Kids Central, Inc. (KCI) is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation and a grantee of the Head Start Bureau. KCI currently operates a Head Start grant, funded to serve 320 children and families in Wise County, Dickenson County, and the City of Norton, Virginia. KCI also operates an Early Head Start grant, funded to serve 100 pregnant women, infants, and toddlers in Wise County and the City of Norton.
Kids Central operates two program types; Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS). Early Head Start serves pregnant women and infants to 36 months of age. Head Start serves children 3 years old to school age.
We have two program options for each program type; Home base services and center base services. Home base services provide all the EHS and HS services in your home; 1 ½ hours during each week. Pregnant women are only served in our home base setting. 72 children and their families are served in our Early Head Start home base option and 72 children and their families are served through the Head Start home base option.
Center base services provide all the EHS and HS services to children ages one month to school age in a group setting. We serve 28 Early Head Start children in centers and 248 Head Start children in classrooms.
Early Head Start operates year round (full year) programs. In Head Start we offer both full year and part year (operate Aug – May) options. Waiting lists are maintained for all program options. Eligibility is base on family income. To enroll your child you must complete Kids Central’s application and provide proof of income, immunization records and a birth record of your child.
Kids Central Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors and Parent Policy Council comprised of Early Head Start and Head Start parents and community representatives. We are required by the United States federal government to comply with Head Start Performance Standards and local state and community mandates. All Kids Central’s classrooms are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Social Services.
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