NEICAC to host Head Start open house and registration events

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) has announced its Head Start Preschool Open Houses and Registration nights to apply for the 2024-2025 school year. Head Start is a free all-day, five-days-a-week, three- and four-year-old preschool program. Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily at no cost to families.

The most local open house and registration events include one scheduled for Thursday, February 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Waukon Head Start Classroom, located at 955 3rd Ave NW in Waukon. The Postville Childcare/Head Start Classroom will also be  hosting an open house and registration event Friday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m. at its location at 210 South Ogden Street in Postville.

Qualified teachers use the Creative Curriculum to help children learn and provide the academic and social skills they need to be successful when they reach kindergarten. Free before and after school care may be available for parents who are working or are in school full-time.

All families with children who will be three to four years old by September 15 are encouraged to apply for Head Start. Families can also apply by reaching out to their local Family Services Specialists. NEICAC provides the support and resources to improve the stability and quality of life for individuals and families with limited resources.