Head Start provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to income-eligible children and their families. The focus of this program is to ensure that children are ready to start school while addressing all aspects of a child’s development and learning.
Services are available to residents of Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Northeastern Cumberland counties. Classrooms are located in Brunswick, Topsham, Bath, Newcastle, Whitefield, Somerville and Waldoboro. There is no cost to the family.
In addition to our Head Start program, MMCA also offers an Early Head Start program which provides center-based and/or home-based options free to families who are expecting a baby or have children ages 0-3 in Brunswick, Harpswell, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties.
Recognizing that parents are children’s first teachers, in the home-based option, Home Visitors go to the home weekly to offer fun activities and information about child development. Expectant parents learn about the growing baby, healthy pregnancy, and planning for baby’s arrival. Home Visitors also help parents meet their personal goals by connecting them with community resources and services.
Twice a month families meet for Family Fun Events, where they form social connections and do activities together, including the popular Read With Me and Art Van programs.
There are currently openings for the Home Based program in most areas.
Please call us for more information. 442-7963.