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Geary County Head Start
1811 Elmdale Avenue
Junction City, KS 66441
Carolyn Tate, Director
(785) 238-1042
Fax: (785) 762-6274

Hours: 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Acceptance is based on Income Guidelines, but special circumstances can be considered.

Registration: Open registration on walk-in basis, Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00& 1:30-3:00, at 1811 Elmdale Avenue, Junction City. Call 238-1042 if you have questions.

Proof of family income LES, W-2, Income Tax form.

NO COST to those who qualify---federally funded program.

Ages: Must be 3 or 4 by August 31 of current school year. The Head Start School Year for 2003-2004 will be September 3, 2003 to May 27, 2004.

No requirement for toilet training. Children cannot be turned away if they qualify.

Curriculum is play-based, and focuses on Kindergarten readiness.

Early Head Start grant has been applied for; it is a program for pregnant women and children ages 0-3. Can inquire about this program.

Fort Riley children currently comprise 45% of the Geary County Head Start Program.

Full-Time Program: (for those who work or attend school full-time):

Dotson Child Care Center, Junction City Half-day Program:

8:30 to 12:00 AM
12:00 to 3:30 PM

1 class - Jefferson Elementary, Fort Riley
2 classes - Washington Elementary, Junction City
4 classes - Heim Early Child Center, Junction City
3 classes - Dotson Child Care Center