Metro Action Enrolling for Early Education programs for 2016-17 School Year
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, email@example.com
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
- 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 Head Start
1624 5th Avenue, North
- Douglass Head Start and Early Head Start
624 Howerton Street
- Tom Joy Head Start
1901 Lischey Avenue
- 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.