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Jefferson County Head Start still has openings for this school year!

We would love to have your help spreading the word that we still have openings in our program for this school year! So if you encounter any families that you think could benefit from NO-COST PRESCHOOL, please have them give us a call! It’s not too late, and we enroll year-round as spots open up.
*We are a NO-COST preschool for children living in Jefferson County. Generally, we don’t serve Lakewood, but we can if those families are experiencing homelessness in Lakewood or anywhere else* (Lakewood families can call Lakewood Head Start at (303)987-2490)

We have Half-Day and Full-Day openings available (no cost)
We have after-school care available (for a small cost, can be covered by CCAP if family qualifies)
We have 2 convenient locations in Arvada and Wheat Ridge
Potty training is NOT required!
We are an income-based program and serve primarily families below the poverty level, but we have the ability to serve families of ALL income levels. We encourage all families to apply!

Automatic qualifications: TANF, Kinship/foster kiddos, families experiencing homelessness, and SSI recipients
Priority is also given for families with current/past child welfare cases.
If you meet with any families with children ages 3-4 (or about to turn 3), please send them our way! Feel free to pass this information along to anyone who you think could benefit.
We also accept volunteers year-round, so if you know of any adults who are looking at making a positive influence in children’s lives, encourage them to check us out!
If you or they have any questions about our program, we can be reached at (720)497-7900. Thank you for helping us spread the word about our program!

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Car Seats Request

Jefferson County Head Start is a program that provides quality and comprehensive preschool education for children ages 3 to 5. The majority of our children and families are lower-income, living at or below the poverty level. Head Start provides health, mental health, and nutrition services, as well as family support, to all families enrolled in the program. We serve 366 families out of locations in Arvada and Wheat Ridge.

Our community is currently experiencing a high need for assistance in providing car seats for our families.  All the organizations that used to provide them no longer do; they were all served by the same grant, which no longer exists.  We would appreciate donations of new car seats of any kind but particularly seats designed for children ages 3-5 (convertible booster seats or booster seats with backs on them). Due to safety regulations, we are unable to accept donations of used car seats.

Our program relies on donations and volunteer support in order to provide the best possible experience to our children and families. The federal government requires us to match 20% of all operating costs through donations or volunteer hours. Your donation will help us to achieve our goal, and it is also tax deductible for you.  We are a tax-exempt government organization; our tax exempt ID number is 98-02810.

We very much appreciate your support and donation. If you have any further questions or require more information, please feel free to contact us.

Teresa Lehtinen
Head Start Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

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