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Metro Action Enrolling for Early Education programs for 2016-17 School Year

5/4/2016

Head Start/Early Head Start supports multigenerational approach of breaking cycle of poverty

Lisa McCrady, Public Information Officer, 615-566-4710, 615-862-8860, Ext. 70144, lisa.mccrady@nashville.gov

Nashville, TN - The Metropolitan Action Commission is currently enrolling children for its pre-school program for the 2016-2017 school year. The agency’s Head Start and Early Head Start program is Nashville’s largest provider of early childhood education for children birth to five.

“Although our current school year is still in session, we are well on our way to filling all of our classrooms for the 2016-17 year,” said Lisa McCrady, Metro Action Public Information Officer.

Head Start promotes school readiness for children from low income households at no cost to the family. Children ages 3-5 years old receive curriculum-based classroom instruction, nutritious meals, family support services, transportation and special education partnerships for children with learning disabilities. The program also has free transportation and a fee-based extended care program to provide care before and after school.

Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. Early Head Start is available to the family until the child turns 3 years old and is ready to transition into Head Start. “Early Head Start helps families care for their infants and toddlers through early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive services,” said McCrady.

Metro Action has 7 Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and partners with local child care centers throughout Nashville to serve a total of 1,485 children.

Head Start/ Early Head Start locations

South

  • Berry Head Start and Early Head Start
    2233 Winford Avenue
  • Dudley Head Start
    1203 3rd Avenue, South
  • Susan Gray Head Start
    445 Cotton Lane

North

  • North Head Start
    1624 5th Avenue, North

East

  • Douglass Head Start and Early Head Start
    624 Howerton Street
  • Tom Joy Head Start
    1901 Lischey Avenue

West

  • Richland Head Start and Early Head Start
    5900 Charlotte Avenue

To get more information on the early education programs or the other programs offered by Metro Action for low income families, please call 615-862-8860 or check out the website at www.nashville.gov/mac.

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