Payson Head Start is currently enrolling for the 2007-2008 school year. Head Start is a preschool and family referral program for families with low income and children with disabilities. This is a government program that serves 3- to 5-year-olds. There are no fees for the services, but families must apply and meet qualifications for admission into the program.
Head Start does not provide transportation, however, there are families who volunteer to assist others.
Needed items for enrollment include: complete and updated immunization record including a negative TB skin test and chicken pox vaccine, proof of birth and proof of income for the year 2006. Once these items are obtained, applicants may call the Head Start office to set up an appointment with a staff member. Once the application process has been completed, the child will be put on a waiting list until an opening is available. Parents and guardians are encouraged to get the needed items for enrollment and call for an appointment, as classes are filling up quickly for fall.
For more information, call Lynne S. Winans, Site Manager/FCA, Head Start at (928) 474-2738. Head Start is located at 1008 S. Westerly.