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CESA 7 Head Start 0-5


Our Mission

In partnership with families and the community, CESA 7 Head Start’s 0-5 mission is to build with each child and family a strong educational foundation for the future based on individual strengths, values, and culture. We will promote and nurture self-esteem, healthy choices, and goal setting by providing support, educational opportunities, and acting as a bridge between families and our community partners.

HEAD START 0-5 is a comprehensive child and family development program. It serves prenatal mothers and children ages 0-5 from low-income families. It is an inclusive program that also serves children with special-needs. It is designed to assist and influence the entire family’s search for growth and development. Head Start 0-5is not a school, it is a total family program.

HEAD START 0-5 is a federally and state-funded program that allows the program to be entirely free to the families who qualify. Head Start 0-5 encourages parents to become involved with all program activities.

If you are interested in any of the services listed below, please contact us at 920/683-1960.


Program Options

CENTER-BASED OPTION

Children 3-5 years are enrolled in the center-based option depending on family preference and appropriateness for the individual child. In the center-based option the children attend preschool classroom sessions four days a week for 3 1/2 hours per day. Families receive four parent contacts per year by the teacher, two of them done in the home environment. During classroom sessions the children are exposed to a variety of preschool experiences. During the parent contacts the families and Head Start staff work together to enrich both the children’s and families’ Head Start experiences. Transportation to and from the center is provided by Head Start 0-5 within designated bus routes.

HOME-BASED OPTION

Children can be enrolled in the home-based option depending on family preference and appropriateness for the individual child. In the home-based option, families receive one home visit per week for 1 1/2 hours and the child and family come to a central location for socialization activities. During the socializations the home visitor, parent, and child participate in group activities.

Home-based options are offered to:

Infants and toddlers two times a month. During weekly home visits the home visitor, parent, and child participate in a variety of child-parent activities. Early Head Start children 0 to 2 years of age (year round) and Head Start children, 3 to 5 years of age (September through May)

EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY OPTION

Children who need more than the part day program can participate in the Extended School Day program. The extended day program is available in Manitowoc and Howard. The program runs Monday through Thursday during the school year. The Head Start teacher and Family Advocate team together to provide the full range of Head Start services to participating families.


Additional Services Provided

FAMILY SERVICES

Assistance is provided to families directly or by referral in areas such as energy assistance, budgeting, parenting, education, transportation issues, and job training.

HEALTH/NUTRITION

Health screenings include a dental exam, physical exam, vision, hearing, nutrition and mental health evaluations. Children are also served either breakfast and lunch or lunch and a snack when they attend class.

EDUCATION

Head Start 0-5 services provide an educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of children and families. Experiences are provided that promote growth in the following areas: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual. Education experiences for the home-based participants include: the weekly family home visit, and two child/parent socializations twice a month.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Children with special-needs comprise at least 10% of total Head Start 0-5 enrollment. Children with special-needs are mainstreamed into classroom settings.


Parent Involvement

“Parent involvement makes Head Start 0-5 work.” Parents are involved as observers, classroom volunteers, policy council representatives, employees, and workshop participants.


Collaborations

EARLY HEAD START
Our Early Head Start program serving pregnant mothers, and infants and toddlers through age two works in collaboration with Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc. and Lakeshore Family Resources to provide an intensive home visiting for program eligible families.

 
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Head Start/Early Start Locations:

Manitowoc Office:
1130 South 9th Street
Manitowoc WI 54220
(920) 683-1960

Green Bay Office:
Family Services of Northeast WI
300 Crooks Street
Green Bay WI 54305
(920) 430-1153

     

Head Start/Early Start Staff:

Director
KIM LARSON
(920) 683-1960 ext 2103
klarson@cesa7.org


Office Manager
JANEL DIETRICH
(920) 683-1960 ext 2102
jdietrich@cesa7.org  


Child Development Manager

KAYSIE KRUEGER
(920)683-1960 x. 2104
kkrueger@cesa7.org


Child Development Manager 
MEGAN PROSSER
(920) 683-1960 ext. 2108
mprosser@cesa7.org  


Child Development Manager
SHELLY BISHOP
(920) 683-1960 ext. 2106
sbishop@cesa7.org 


Family Services Manager
MEAGAN CHRISTEL
(920) 683-1960 ext. 2105
mchristel@cesa7.org  


Health/Nutrition Manager
JESSICA GALLINA
(920) 683-1960 ext. 2127
jgallina@cesa7.org