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Head Start

School readiness for children from the ages of 3 to 5 years old.

What is Head Start?

Our Head Start program continues TRHSA services until the child turns 5 and is eligible for Kindergarten. Our Head Start program promotes the school readiness of young children from income-eligible families across a 5-county region of northern Illinois.

Our Head Start center-based program offers 3 options:

  • Half-Day Session, where children attend half-day classes 4 days per week for 3 ½ hours each day and are assigned to a morning or afternoon class (9 months per year).
  • Full-Day Session, where children attend classes 5 days per week for 6 hours, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (9 months per year).
  • KEYS Session (Full-Day/Full-Year) is available from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (11 ½ hours per day, 12 months per year). Children’s attendance varies based on their parents’ work schedules.

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Additional Benefits

School readiness is defined as children being ready for school, as well as their families being ready to support their children’s learning. School readiness is measured by the skills set out in 5 key domains:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Cognition and General Knowledge
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Physical Development and Health
  • Social and Emotional Development

Two Rivers Head Start Agency is more than just a preschool. We are your partner in helping prepare your child for a lifetime of learning!

The TRHSA Head Start program supports the mental, social, and emotional development of children from age 3 to 5 years, by offering children and their families a variety of comprehensive services, which include:

  • Educational opportunities provided by passionate, degreed teachers
  • Screening and follow-up for health, development, and behavior
  • Social and emotional health
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Family goal-setting
  • Services for children with disabilities
  • Transition services

These comprehensive services are delivered in an educational environment that is individualized to support children’s growth, and is responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

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