There are openings for Head Start in Community Action's service area.
Leslie Keller says the program structure varies from county to county but it is a structured environment with a curriculum their instructors follow in each class.
The program is income and age-based. Keller says they encourage their head start families to go through some of their educational courses.
There's also a home-based program through Head Start. Keller indicates they have caseworkers who go into the home for a birth to three-year program and work with parents on development milestones among other things.
George White indicates while there are some areas that are at full enrollment, it never hurts to inquire about getting into the program because they want to be able to get someone into a vacant spot when it comes up.
Head Start officials will make their way around the areas they serve and knock on doors to make the community aware of what they are all about. White says they're not soliciting money or donations, they just want to make folks aware of their program.
To get more information about the Head Start program in your area, contact the Lincoln Head Start office at 217-732-2159 or visit capcil.info.