Huntington Head Start - Huntington IN Licensed Center

1255 Engle Street, Huntington IN 46750
(260) 356-0995
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Community & Family Services (CFS), Head Start in Portland Indiana is a federaly funded program for preschool age children from low-income families. CFS Head Start provide free preschool in Adams, Blackford, Huntington, Jay, Randolph and Well counties. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. Head Start helps children and their families succeed. Services are offered to meet the needs of all children including those with disabilities. Children in CFS Head Start are between the ages of three and five years old. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. Through research-based curriculums, CFS Head Start students tackle academics in ways that are engaging, meaningful, and adaptable to a variety of learning styles.

Additional Information: Head Start Center; PTQ Level 3;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 74
  • License Number: 125515
  • Age Range: Three-Six
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
Poisons, chemicals, and hazardous items 2017-12-12
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100
Full day classroom ending at 2:30Toothpaste in cabinet next to group time. Electrical closet unlocked - paint cans to the left corner of the door.
The center must store cleaning equipment, cleaning agents, aerosol cans, and any other item that states keep out of the reach of children in a place that is inaccessible to children 2015-11-20
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100(e)
Cleaning equipment is stored in the electrical room which was not locked at the time of inspection. Cleaning items stored in office area dark grey plastic cabinet are accessible.
Furnishings and equipment shall be durable, safe, and scaled to the size of the children 2015-11-20
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-111(a)
Desk in Class 3 near the restroom door, has laminate pulling off on bottom of desk and side of desk.The tan plastic cabinet next to the children's hooks for coats is not secured to prevent tipping.
Drinking fountains or disposable cups for individual use shall be provided and dispensed in a sanitary manner 2015-11-20
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-115(b)
Drinking fountain in the first classroom has a water stream below mouth guard.
The center must seal all hand washing sinks to the wall 2014-12-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(l)
Handwashing sink has cracked and discolored caulk
Poisons, chemicals, and hazardous items 2017-12-12
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100
Full day classroom ending at 2:30Toothpaste in cabinet next to group time. Electrical closet unlocked - paint cans to the left corner of the door.

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Katelyn Oct 02, 2014

The absolute worst. Poor teaching, unprofessional, poor communication. They will promise you the world and definitely NOT deliver. They promised us they would teach our daughter, evaluate her for any disabilities she might have, and work to treat and correct her behaviors. They have done NOTHING. She has been in this program for three years and hasn't learned a thing. The only thing they do at this facility is paint. Sometimes crafts, but mostly just paint. My older daughter learned more in nine months of DAY CARE than my younger daughter learned in THREE YEARS of Head Start. By the time we figured out exactly HOW LITTLE this place was actually doing with my child, we were unable to transfer, as all the DECENT programs have a waiting list. This place is pathetic and a total waist of time.

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