Beresford  Thursday, May 12, 2-3 p.m.

  • Watchpuppy Depot, 305 W. Oak Street, Beresford

Canton – Thursday, May 19 3-4 p.m.

  • Lawrence Elementary School, 724 N Sanborn, Canton

Harrisburg  three locations and times

  • Liberty Elementary Tuesday, May 24, 10–11 a.m.

  • Explorer Elementary - Monday, May 16, 10-11 a.m.

  • Horizon Elementary – Monday May 23, 1-2 p.m.

Tea  two locations and times

  • Head Start (ages 3 or 4 by Sept 1, 2022), Wednesday, May 18, 3-4 p.m.

Location: Tea District Education Center, 131 N Poplar Drive, Tea

  • Early Head Start, expectant women and children birth to age 3

  • Thursday, May 19, noon-1 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2-3 p.m.

  • Location: First Street Plaza, 120 E First Street, Tea

Vermillion Monday, May 23; two times: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.

  • Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 E Clark St, Vermillion

  • This one site will be hosting the open house for all three Vermillion classroom locations

It’s easier than ever to qualify for Head Start services. Recent announcements from the Office of Head Start state that if families qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), they will also qualify for Head Start along with families on SSI and TANF. Families experiencing homelessness and foster children have priority entry into the program. The program has immediate and fall openings for children pre-birth through age 4 in the no-cost preschool classrooms and in-home programs (services and openings vary by location and age). 

Call 800-813-8132 or apply online Aplicación en español Income and other eligibility restrictions may apply. The program has flexibility with a limited number of over income spots available and encourages everyone to fill out an application.

USD Head Start serves Clay, Lincoln, Turner and Union Counties. This includes Head Start classrooms in Tea, Harrisburg, Canton, North Sioux City, Beresford and Vermillion. This year marked 20 years of USD sponsoring the Early Head Start grant. USD is entering the 45th year sponsoring Head Start grant programming through the Office of Head Start under the Department of Health and Human Services. Families participating in Head Start receive comprehensive services including education, family support, nutrition, health, dental and mental health.

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