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School Readiness & Early Childhood Development Services

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Lifelong Learning Starts Early

The College of Southern Idaho’s Head Start / Early Head Start programs provide services that help promote healthy childhood development, ensure school readiness, and strengthen families in our communities.

Creating life-long learners starts early, which is why the College of Southern Idaho offers programs designed to suit children of different ages and developmental stages.

Head Start ProgramAges 3 - 5
Early Head Start Prenatal Moms & Ages 0 - 3 
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Playing IS Learning

Literacy
Dual-language learners who attend Head Start programs score higher on vocabulary, spelling, and letter-word identification.
Cognitive Development
Early Head Start children show greater cognitive development and language skills on standardized assessments.
Health
Early Head Start children have greater access to health care and are more likely to receive timely immunizations.
Emotional Wellness
Head Start attendees have increased self-confidence and self-esteem, and are less hyperactive or withdrawn.
Connection
Early Head Start children are more engaged with their mothers at ages 2 and 3.
Family Outcomes
Families participating in Early Head Start have lower levels of parenting stress, leading to more supportive home environments.

Strengthening Southern Idaho Families

Head Start / Early Head Start at the College of Southern Idaho exists to build stronger families through programs that support:

• Early Learning & Development

CSI Head Start / Early Head Start programs help facilitate a smooth transition to kindergarten for every child. We do this by working with children, families, and school districts to set kids up for success.

• Physical & Emotional Health

All children who attend Head Start / Early Head Start receive nutritious meals as well as health and development screenings. Families are connected to medical, dental, and mental health resources to ensure children are receiving the care and attention they need.

• Family Well-Being

Parents and families are their children’s first educators. Parents and families are offered program services to support family well-being and to achieve family goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.

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Community Events

Love and Logic Parenting Skills and Techniques Classes
Offered every Fall and Spring. Please contact Rosa McDevitt:
(208) 734-0741 ext. 1121
[email protected]
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Join our Magic Valley Prevention Coalition!
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Interested in being part of our coalition and planning CAPM activities? Please contact Rosa McDevitt:
(208) 734-0741 ext. 1121
[email protected]
Idaho Children's Trust Fund
Prevent Child Abuse America
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Policy Council Meetings
Help lead and make decisions about our program! Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month. Please contact Rosa McDevitt:
(208) 734-0741 ext. 1121
[email protected]
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All Community Partners
Interested in partnering with us? Please contact Rosa McDevitt:
(208) 734-0741 ext. 1121
[email protected]
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Internship Opportunities
Please contact Rosa McDevitt:
(208) 734-0741 ext. 1121
[email protected]
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    Getting a Head Start is Easy as 1, 2, 3!

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    3. Set Your Child Up for Success

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