thirty-seven years we have been providing a constant flow
of services to children and families in St. Lucie County
through the Head Start Program. Funding is provided through
the Department of Health and Human Services.
Start is a national program, which provides comprehensive
developmental services for low income, pre-school children
ages three to five, and social services for their families.
Head Start provides diverse services to meet the goals of
Head Start Service Delivery areas:
and Health Services
Health and Development Services
and Early Childhood Development
Health and Safety
and Community Partnership
Design and Management
and Management Responsibilities
Systems and Procedures
Materials, and Equipment
alliances continue to strengthen the partnerships with the
community to address the complex needs of our children and
families. A strong internal partnership exists with the ALPI
Board of Directors and the Head Start Policy Council to implement
a shared governance approach. Hence, these partners assist
us in meeting the required 20% in-kind (non-federal match).
Partners include: the City of Fort Pierce, Lincoln Park Child
Care Association, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc., City of Fort Pierce Housing Authority, United Way of
St. Lucie County, Indian River Community College, Florida
Diagnostic and Learning Resources South (FDLRS), Church Women
United, and lastly, our valuable parents.
ALPI Head Start Program, one of two (2) departments under
the Children and Family Services Division, provides services
in seven (7) directly operated centers and seven (7) contracted
locations in St. Lucie County.