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What is Head Start?
   
Head Start is an early childhood program operated by Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC). Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive early childhood and family development services to children from birth to five-years-old, pregnant women and families. Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; parental involvement and family support. Our program has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster healthy development for income eligible children and their families.

Education
Children are learning all the time-and they learn best by being active. The most important goals of our curriculum are for children to get along well with each other and become enthusiastic learners. We teach them how to learn, not just in preschool, but throughout their lives.

A child’s early years are very important to their development and learning. Head Start helps to prepare children for success in school and life. Our curriculum supports active learning, exploration through play and development of the whole child. Our teachers focus on four areas of development:
• Social & Emotional Development
• Physical Development
• Intellectual Development
• Language Development

For information about enrolling your child in Head Start, call 417-864-3430 or toll-free at 1-866-282-3430.


Federal Poverty Guidelines for Head Start

Number in Family                Poverty Guideline
        2                                $15,730.00
        3                                $19,790.00
        4                                $23,850.00
        5                                $27,910.00
        6                                $31,970.00
        7                                $36,030.00
        8                                $40,090.00

Link to Federal Poverty Charts


 

Resources For Head Start and Early Head Start

 

Center Locations:

 


ASH GROVE HEAD START
117 South Calhoun
Ash Grove, MO 65604 (Click for MAP)
417-751-2877

AURORA HEAD START
5 West Delta Street
Aurora, MO 65605 (Click for MAP)
417- 678-5390

BOLIVAR KARLIN LANE HEAD START
4765 South 131st Road
Bolivar, MO 65613 (Click for MAP)
417-777-4343

BOLIVAR MAIN STREET HEAD START
815 S Main Street
Bolivar, MO 65613 (Click for MAP)
417-777-8932

BRANSON HEAD START
829 South Falls Avenue Lot 1
Branson, MO 65616 (Click for MAP)
417-332-0003

BUFFALO HEAD START
221 S. Elder
Buffalo, MO 65622 (Click for MAP)
417-345-2240

BUTTERFIELD HEAD START
10402 West First Street
Butterfield, MO 65625 (Click for MAP)
417-442-7616

CASSVILLE HEAD START
97 Smithson Drive
Cassville, MO 65625 (Click for MAP)
417-847-8011

CRANE HEAD START
707 S Hemphill
Crane, MO 65633 (Click for MAP)
417-723-5245

FAIR GROVE HEAD START
103 N Main St
Fair Grove, MO 65648 (Click for MAP)
417-759-6124

FORDLAND HEAD START
871 North Street
Fordland, MO 65652 (Click for MAP)
417-767-4596

GREENFIELD HEAD START
517 Park Street
Greenfield, MO 65661 (Click for MAP)
417-637-2090

HOLLISTER HEAD START
178 Jessica Street
Hollister, MO 65672 (Click for MAP)
417-334-7515

KISSEE MILLS HEAD START
415 Staake Spur
Kissee Mills, MO 65680 (Click for MAP)
417-546-4635

MARSHFIELD HEAD START
PO Box 436 (mailing)
1279 Spur Drive Suite 60
Marshfield, MO 65706 (Click for MAP)
417-859-6293

MONETT 1 HEAD START
307-15th Street
Monett, MO 65708 (Click for MAP)
417-235-3911

MONETT 2 HEAD START
309-15th Street
Monett, MO 65708 (Click for MAP)
417-235-8779

MT. VERNON HEAD START
122 Patterson
Mt Vernon, MO 65712 (Click for MAP)
417-466-7443

NIXA HEAD START
406 Patricia
Nixa, MO 65714 (Click for MAP)
417-724-2920

OZARK HEAD START
2060 West Airpark Rd
Ozark, MO 65721 (Click for MAP)
417-581-2393

REEDS SPRING HEAD START
PO Box 255 (mailing)
22597 Main Street
Reeds Spring, MO  65737 (Click for MAP)
417-272-1002

SEYMOUR HEAD START
1264 E Clinton Road
Seymour, MO 65746 (Click for MAP)
417-935-4216

SPRINGFIELD CENTERS 

BROADWAY HEAD START Classes 1, 2
1477 N Broadway
Springfield, MO 65802 (Click for MAP)
417-862-9146 / 862-6248

DOUGLAS HEAD START Classes 1, 2, 3
1042 S Douglas
Springfield, MO 65807 (Click for MAP)
417-831-4540 / 831-4256

EHS HOME-BASED VISITORS
1459 E. Cherry
Springfield, MO  65802 (Click for MAP)
417-832-8769

GOLDEN HEAD START
3146 S Golden
Springfield, MO  65807 (Click for MAP)
(417) 882-2885

GRANT TRAINING CENTER
Head Start Classes 1, 2
Early Head Start Classes 3, 4
1051 S Grant
Springfield, MO 65807 (Click for MAP)
417-865-5681/865-5674

RITTER HEAD START Classes 1, 2, 3
3601 N Farm Road 139
Springfield, MO 65803 (Click for MAP)
417-833-5256/833-5258

STEWART HEAD START
Early Head Start Classes 1, 2, 3
Head Start Classes 4, 5, 6
552 N Stewart Ave
Springfield, MO 65802 (Click for MAP)
417-864-4997/ 864-4998

TAMPA HEAD START
Classes 1,2
637 W. Tampa
Springfield, MO 65802 (Click for MAP)
417-864-4176 / 864-4179

WEST CHESTNUT EXPRESSWAY HEAD START
Classes 1, 2, 3, 4
246 North Farm Road 115
Springfield, MO 65802 (Click for MAP)
417-864-6152 / 864-7642

OACAC EARLY HEAD START – BOLDED REPRESENTS PARTNER LISTINGS

ABBY MANEGOLD
Springfield, MO 
417-863-6780

BRANSON EARLY HEAD START
Classes 1, 2
829 South Falls Avenue Lot 1
Branson, MO 65616 (Click for MAP)
417-332-0444

BUFFALO EARLY HEAD START
Classes 1, 2
P.O. Box 1453 (mailing)
1652 S. Ash St
Buffalo, MO 65622 (Click for MAP)
417-345-1522

CARLYE WITHNELL
Verona, MO
417-498-6941

DIANA WIDEL
Ozark, MO 
417-872-7638

KIDDIE KORRAL
520 N Holt
Bolivar, MO 65613 (Click for MAP)
417- 777-3113

LIGHTHOUSE CHILD & FAMILY DEV CENTER
Classes 1, 2
525 South Avenue
Springfield, MO 65806 (Click for MAP)
417- 865-1378

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Updated on October 14, 2014

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