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Head Start registration open

Head Start is a child and family development program with special emphasis on a comprehensive range of services for children from infancy to 2 years (Early Head Start) and preschoolers 3 to 4 years of age (Head Start), including children with disabilities. The services include  social services, mental health services, nutrition services and early childhood education to promote the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development of each child. Families receive experiences and services that help enhance their social and economic self-sufficiency and strengthen their family unity.

If you are interested in getting a “Head Start” for your child, the following Head Start and Early Head Start Centers are accepting applications.Please bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of income, immunization record and Parent/Guardian Identification to the center of your choice.

 

Incarnate Word Head Start/Early Head Start                         Louise Head Start
(Ages 6 weeks – 5 years)                                                                             (Ages 3- 5 years)
8326 Apricot Street                                                                                       1205 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118                                                                                New Orleans, La 70115
504-861-6365                                                                                                  504-891-2871
Family Service Workers                                                                     Family Service Workers
Petrina Balser                                                                                                    Michelle Barrow
Phyllis Carter                                                                                                     Cossette Lainez

 

St. John the Baptist Head  Start                                                      Leslie Early Head Start                
(Ages 3- 5 years)                                                                                              (Ages 6 weeks – 2 years)
1920 Clio Street                                                                                              2126 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA 70113                                                                                New Orleans, LA 70130
504-529-2557                                                                                                  504-522-2725
Family Service Workers                                                                      Family Service Worker
Tonya Credit                                                                                                      Phyllis Carter
Tammy Nash
Alicia Davis

 

St. Mary of the Angels Head Start/Early Head Start              
(Ages 6 weeks – 5 years)
2225 Congress Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
504-227-3470
Family Service Workers  
Alicia Davis
Jami’i Turner

Amerigroup Louisiana Ignites 2014 with a Healthy Head Start

Amerigroup Louisiana Presdient George Bucher with Sr. Marjorie Hebert, Steve Lenahan (Director of Education Services) and Tommie A. Vassel (CCANO Board Chairman).

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced its Louisiana health plan contributed $25,000 to support Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) Head Start program, supporting all five Head Start sites throughout the New Orleans community.

 “We are proud to provide continued support over the past two years to such a worthwhile organization,” said George Bucher, Amerigroup Louisiana president. “Positively impacting a child’s life at an early age helps to increase the chances the child will live a healthier life and has a brighter future.”

Head Start is a federal program that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to all low-income children—infants, toddlers, and preschoolers—and their families. Families who qualify for Head Start earn less than 130% of the federal poverty level.

“Catholic Charities Head Start is blessed to have the commitment and support of Amerigroup Louisiana, whose mission and values align well with ours,” said Sister Marjorie Hebert, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans president and chief executive officer. “The generous donation will help highlight the value and importance of children’s health to their success in school and in life.”

The grant will help support nearly 500 children and their families in the following ways:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Childhood obesity prevention, healthy eating, and nutritional education
  • Pre- and post-natal check-ups

“I have two children who attend Head Start, and if it had not been for this program, I don’t know how I would have been able to further my education or work a part-time job in today’s world,” said Olivia Johnson, Head Start parent. “Most single mothers do not have the help we need. At Head Start, my kids are getting love, not just at home, but at school, and they are learning and playing with other kids and I am grateful they are being taken care of.”

 For more than 40 years, CCANO has provided thousands of local children a foundation to launch bright futures through Head Start programs. CCANO’s Head Start and Early Head Start Centers strive to accomplish the following:

  • All children should reach their full potential
  • Every child can succeed
  • We can impact the success of at-risk children
  • Quality early education fundamentally transforms children and families

 About Amerigroup Louisiana

Amerigroup Louisiana began serving members on Feb. 1, 2012. We currently serve 129,000 members through Medicaid, Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Supplemental Security Income/Aged, Blind and Disabled (SSI/ABD) programs. We are committed to working together to make consummate choices concerning members’ health and are fortunate to call these combined efforts our work.

 

For more photos from the event, visit the Catholic Charities Facebook Page!

Head Start Exceeds $10K Goal

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH & EXCEED OUR EXTRAORDINARY GOAL!

Through your generosity and support, you helped us reach above and beyond our $10,000 goal for Head Start throughout August and September!

Your gifts directly support our 5 Head Start Centers throughout the Greater New Orleans area, currently serving over 300 young students and their families. Thank you for making a real difference in the lives of many!

For over 40 years, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) has provided thousands of local children a foundation to launch bright futures through Head Start programs. CCANO’s Head Start and Early Head Start Centers provide education, social services and health screenings to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We offer a caring and nurturing environment for young people to grow while also providing support and resources for low-income families.

Why a “Head Start”? We believe that:

  •  All children should reach their full potential.
  • Every child can succeed.
  • We can impact the success of at-risk children.
  • Quality early education fundamentally transforms children and families.

Share and Tell: Head Start needs your help!

Just a few clicks – it’s as simple as that to help hundreds of kids get a “Head Start” in life. With dramatic federal sequestration budget cuts this year, our Head Start programming providing care and education for hundreds of young children in our community needs your support now more than ever. With a few quick clicks, you can help us raise $10,000 by September 30, 2013 so that we can maintain our current Head Start programming.

Now, give with ease through our PayPal account using our Givezooks! Campaign page. You can also quickly share that you lent your support through your own Facebook and twitter with the click of a button!  Help us get that fundraising thermometer through the roof! Join us in giving our kids a Head Start and donate today!

CLICK here to learn more about Head Start’s great work, current challenges, and to GIVE AND SHARE our campaign!

Head Start Centers accepting applications

Head Start is a child and family development program that provides services and experiences to promote the growth and development of the family with special emphasis on a comprehensive range of services to the family’s 3 and 4 year old preschool children, including children with disabilities. The services include health (medical and dental), social services, mental health services, nutrition services and early childhood education to promote the growth and development of each child socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Families are provided experiences and services geared toward removing barriers to social and economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for full participation in all aspects of the program.

If you are interested in getting a “Head Start” for your child, the following Head Start and Early Head Start Centers are accepting applications for children ages 6 weeks– 5 years of age, depending on location. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of income and Parent/Guardian Identification to the center of your choice.

El Yo-Yo Head Start (bilingual) & El Yo-Yo Early Head Start (bilingual)
*MOVING TO NEW LOCATION FOR FALL 2013, Please stay tuned for updates!*
735 General Pershing Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-6165

Family Service Workers – Tammy Nash, Jennetta McGriff

Incarnate Word Head Start
8326 Apricot Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-8918

Family Service Workers – Petrina Balsar, Phyllis Carter

Louise Head Start
1205 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-2871

Family Service Workers – Cossette Lainez, Michele Barrow

St. John the Baptist Head Start
1920 Clio Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 529-2557

Family Service Workers – Renee Aymami, Tonya Credit

Leslie Early Head Start
2126 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-2725

Family Service Worker – Phyllis Carter

St. Mary of the Angels Head Start & St. Mary of the Angels Early Head Start
2225 Congress Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 227-3470

Family Service Workers – Alicia Davis, Jami’i Turner


Ribbon-Cutting & Blessing for New Head Start & Early Head Start Center

St. Mary of the Angels Head Start

Hurricanes can’t keep us from growing! We’re back on track!

You’re invited to the rescheduled Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Blessing by Archbishop Gregory Aymond to commemorate the opening of St. Mary of the Angels Head Start and Early Head Start! Monday, October 29, 2012 at 1:30PM at 2225 Congress St. in New Orleans.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start welcomes 65 children at the newly opened St. Mary of the Angels Head Start and Early Head Start Center in the Upper 9th Ward. This is the first time Head Start will be back in this area since Hurricane Katrina. St. Mary of the Angels Community Center, which formerly housed an elementary school, recently underwent a $2.7 million renovation of its first floor with funds made available to the Archdiocese of New Orleans from FEMA post-Katrina. St. Mary of the Angels Head Start will serve 49 preschoolers and its Early Head Start program will serve 16 infants and toddlers.

Head Start programs provide education, social services and health screenings to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is proud to serve 445 children through Head Start & Early Head Start, now available at 6 locations throughout Greater New Orleans including this new location at St. Mary of the Angels!

New Head Start To Open at St. Mary of the Angels in New Orleans

St Mary of the Angels Head Start

Please join us at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the opening of St. Mary of the Angels Head Start and Early Head Start on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1PM at 2225 Congress St. in New Orleans [map].

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start returns to the 9th Ward with the new Head Start Center at St. Mary of the Angels. This is the first time Head Start will be back in this area since Hurricane Katrina. The St. Mary of the Angels community center, which formerly housed an elementary school, recently underwent a $2.7 million renovation of its first floor with funds made available to the Archdiocese of New Orleans from FEMA post-Katrina.  The archdiocese and FEMA are currently in discussions to complete the second floor of the building for additional community services. St. Mary of the Angels Head Start will serve 54 pre-schoolers and its Early Head Start program will serve 16 toddlers.

Head Start programs provide education, social services, and health screenings to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans  is proud to annually serve over 250 children through its Head Start programming that is now available at 6 locations throughout Greater New Orleans including the new Head Start and Early Head Start at St. Mary of the Angels!

70 New Head Start Slots Available

Opening September 2012!

St. Mary of the Angels
Early Head Start & Head Start
Children ages 6 weeks – 4 years old

We will be accepting applications for 70 spots in our new Head Start program in the beautiful, newly renovated St. Mary of the Angels in the Upper 9th Ward.  Applications will be taken on July 3rd and 5th from 10 am – 3 pm at 2225 Congress St.    When applying you will need to bring your child’s birth certificate, parent’s ID and proof of income.  There are also openings in our other Head Start Centers.  Please call 504-861-6365 for more information.

136 Head Start students transition to kindergarten

Students from Incarnate Word Head Start Center celebrate their transition to kindergarten.

Yesterday, 136 5 year-olds from our Head Start Centers celebrated their transition from Head Start to kindergarten. The students from El Yo Yo, Louise, Incarnate Word and St. John the Baptist Head Start Centers performed songs, poems, prayers and the Pledge of Allegiance in front of a huge crowd of family and friends.

We wish these students and their families the best as they begin kindergarten this fall. Check out our Facebook page for more photos from the transition ceremony.

112 Head Start preschoolers graduate

Today, 112 of our preschoolers in four of our five Head Start Centers celebrated their graduation at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Orleans. These students have finished the Head Start curriculum and will begin kindergarten at various schools throughout the New Orleans area in the fall.

Learn more about our programs for children and family >

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