News Release: Applications for No-Cost Care

By Head Start Press Releases
Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 9:10AM

For Immediate Release


Mid Florida Community Services Head Start/Early Head Start

Amber Wilcox

(352)410-1054 (cell)

(386)736-1325 ext. 229 (office)


Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 enrollment year

Deland, FL (June 24, 2019)— Mid Florida Community Services Head Start/Early Head Start of Volusia, Hernando, and Sumter Counties is pleased to announce the open enrollment for the 2019-2020 year. The program, providing comprehensive early childhood services to the communities of Volusia, Hernando, and Sumter counties, enhance the lives of children and families to collaboratively foster school readiness and self-sufficiency. The Head Start and Early Head Start programs are open to low income families with children ages 0-5 years of age providing a variety of services including no-cost childcare and early learning, health screenings, referral services, and more.

Since 1965, the Nation-wide Head Start program has helped over 30 million children; annually servicing over one million children in the United States. The programs are based in centers and schools in and around Volusia, Hernando, and Sumter counties, federally funded to promote the social, physical, and cognitive development of the children it serves. Mid-Florida Head Start served over 1,100 children and families in 2017-2018, and is projected to exceed this number in 2019-2020.

“The Head Start/Early Head Start programs is delighted to serve the community through enhanced early childhood education, and lay the foundation for success for young children in our community” says Heidi Rand, Director of Early Learning Programs. Heidi leads a team of skilled, educated professionals to that continue to serve the community in this outstanding program.

To apply for the 2019-2020 Early Head Start or Head Start programs, visit us online at / or contact us by calling the Head Start Administrative office at 1-888-227-0010.




About Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start/Early Head Start is a division of the Mid Florida Community Services, a mid-size nonprofit 501(c)(3) Community Action agency dedicated to eliminating the causes of poverty through a comprehensive service delivery approach. The nationwide, federally funded program’s purpose is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social, physical, and cognitive development of children. Head Start encompasses Head Start preschool programs, which primarily serve 3- and 4-year old children, and Early Head Start programs for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women.  Head Start programs prepare America’s most vulnerable young children to succeed in school and in life beyond school. To achieve this, Head Start programs deliver services at no cost to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way. Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services at no cost to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.

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