the early 70's, The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc.
made child care services available to the children of migrant and seasonal workers when no
other service providers were available to meet the child
care needs of these families. Since the late 70's, ALPI
continues to operate as the Central Agency for Subsidized
Child Care Services and has provided child care for as many
as 4,500 children per year.
also serves as the Grantee Agency for Head Start Services
in St. Lucie County. In 1978, ALPI received initial funding
to serve 160 Head Start children. Today, the Head Start Program
has grown to serve over 571 children. In 2000, ALPI's Early
Head Start application was approved to serve 40 infants and
pregnant mothers in St. Lucie County. Also in 2000, DHHS/ACF
approved ALPI's grant application to serve an additional 119
children. Today, ALPI serves 731 children in it's Head Start/Early
Head Start program.
of ALPI directly operated Child Care and Head Start Centers
are NAEYC accredited, state licensed and Child and Adult Care
Food Program (CACFP) certified. Special Awards and Recognition
include the Gold Seal of Excellence from the Florida Department
of Children and Families, as well as special recognition from
United Way for the ALPI Head Start Program, which featured
Head Start children in the local United Way Campaign video.