Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Consortium



Executive Director:
Dr. Kathy Guajardo

245 North Lombardy Dr.     Suite A
South Bend, IN 46619

(574) 283-8127

Toll Free:
(866) 440-8843

(574) 283-8108


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Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive, child development program for eligible children and their family members.

Children with special needs welcome to apply.

The age cut off date for the 2016-2017 Head Start program year is August 1. Children need to be 3 years old by the August 1st date. Children who are 5 years old and do not meet their Corporation’s Kindergarten cut off date may also apply.

The Head Start program is now taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year. The program is four days per week (Monday— Thursday) program with Friday being the teacher’s training and/or family contact day. The day is 3 and 1/2 hours in the morning with breakfast and lunch provided and 3 and 1/2 hours in the afternoon with lunch and snack provided. During the Head Start program year, the teachers and students will follow the School Corporation’s calendar in which they reside. Transportation will be provided by the Corporation Transportation Departments.





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