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Central Early Head Start

The Early Head Start (EHS) program is uniquely designed to meet the comprehensive needs of teen parents and their children. This program has two classrooms at Central High School, serving sixteen infants and toddlers. Teachers provide high quality child care and instruction utilizing Creative Curriculum and Conscious Discipline. Parents receive daily feedback on their child’s successes and an authentic developmental assessment three times per year through the Desired Developmental Results Profile (DRDP). Daily, parents have access to their children to facilitate healthy attachments and practice parenting skills that are taught during monthly training opportunities. The program is also supported by a Lead Family Advocate who works individually with each teen parent to assist with ongoing health care, resource and referral, crisis intervention, family goal-setting, and overall social and emotional well-being. Teen parents will be provided transportation via KCPS cab service.

How do I enroll in Head Start?

Because Head Start is an income eligible program, families must first apply to see if they meet the qualifications. We use a centralized intake enrollment process through the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) who serves all Head Start programs in our area. To apply, you can:

  • Request an appointment through email marcheadstart@marc.org
  • Call for an appointment by dialing 816-841-3382
  • Call our KCPS Head Start Enrollment Specialist at 816-418-5295
  • Text our KCPS Head Start Enrollment Specialist at 816-425-0806
  • Email our KCPS Head Start Enrollment Specialist at jherrmann@kcpublicschools.org
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Central Early Head Start
3221 Indiana Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64128
(816) 418-2000