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Head Start Annual Report 2011-2012

May 22nd, 2013

Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of
children ages birth to five from low-income families by
enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Head Start programs provide a learning environment that
supports children’s growth in the following domains: language
and literacy; cognition and general knowledge; physical
development and health; social and emotional development;
and approaches to learning.

Read the Head Start Annual Report 2011-2012 .

Knoxville-Knox County Head Start/Early Head Start Annual Report 2009-2010

November 18th, 2010

KKCHS Annual Report 2009-2010

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The 2009-2010 school year was huge for Knoxville-Knox County Head Start/Early Head Start, as we expanded our Early Head Start (EHS) program.

Originally, our EHS program (which began in 1999) was housed only in the North Center, with eight teachers, serving 32 infants and toddlers in a center based option. Currently, our EHS program is housed in four of our six Head Start centers, with 24 teachers and 4 home visitors, serving 128 infants and toddlers in either a center based or home based option.

Our Early Head Start program is part of a bigger whole… Knoxville-Knox County Head Start (which began in 1965) currently serves 860 preschool children in 44 classrooms, at 6 centers.

Together, there are 190 Head Start and Early Head Start (KKCHS/EHS) staff, including education staff, component coordinators and support staff. In addition, KKCHS/EHS has many partners in the community—The University of Tennessee, Knox County Schools, Knox County Health Department, Tennessee Early Intervention System, Department of Human Services, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation, Knox County Public Library, Pellissippi State Community College, Child Care Resource and Referral, Kiwanis Club, and many more.

Knoxville-Knox County Head Start/Early Head Start Annual Report 2008-2009

November 18th, 2010

Head Start/Early Head Start Annual Report 2008-09

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Head Start is a national program that provides comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a focus on assisting preschoolers to develop the social, emotional, early literacy and math skills they need to be successful in school.

Knoxville-Knox County Head Start (KKCHS) began in the summer of 1965 and currently serves 860 preschool children and 32 infants/toddlers and their families. This includes children with disabilities, dual language learners, foster children, and other special populations. KKCHS preschool programs and services are provided at six centers, with one center additionally providing a full day option to parents qualifying for a child care certificate. Early Head Start services are also provided at one center. The program served less than 1% of the eligible infants/toddlers and 46% of the eligible preschoolers in Knox County during the 2008-2009 school year.*

Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services.

We engage parents as the child’s primary teachers and help them to make progress towards educational, literacy, and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on parent involvement in the
administration of KKCHS.

We Served…
…1035 children during the 08-09 school year ~10 children less than age one, 12 one-year olds, 14 two-year olds, 454 three-year olds, and 543 four-year olds. 887 spoke English in the home, 124 spoke Spanish, 8 spoke Middle Eastern or South Asian Languages, 6 spoke East Asian Languages, 4 spoke African Languages, 3 spoke Native Central American, South American or Mexican Languages, and 3 spoke European or Slavic Languages. We served 958 families ~ 304 two-parent families and 654 single-parent families. 566 had one or more parents employed and 652 had a parent with a High School diploma, GED, or higher.

* figures taken from Kids Count 2007


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