Head Start Central OfficeServing the Danville, VA Community
"I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way."Linda Creed
We at CIC and our parents work together to promote school readiness for our children to make the transition to kindergarten.
CIC provides parents with the opportunity to build relationships with their children as their first and most important teacher!
Meeting the Need
Both Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer a variety of service models, depending on the needs of the local community.
CIC provides an array of comprehensive services such as health, mental health, nutrition, transportation and parent training.
History of Head Start
In 1964 the Johnson Administration assembled a panel of experts to develop a comprehensive child development program that would help communities meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. In 1965 & 1966, the Office of Economic Opportunity launched an eight-week Project Head Start. Head Start was designed to help break the cycle of poverty, providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs.
Head Start has served more than 30 million children since 1965, growing from an eight-week demonstration project to include full day/year services and many program options. For a more in depth history of Head Start, please visit the Head Start Website from which we have taken the above excerpts.
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