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For 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.

Head 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 the following
Head Start Service Delivery areas:

  Early Childhood Development
and Health Services
  • Child Health and Development Services
  • Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Child Health and Safety
  • Child Nutrition
  • Child Mental Health
Family and Community Partnership
  • Family Partnerships
  • Community Partnerships
Program Design and Management
  • Program Governance
  • Governance and Management Responsibilities
  • Management Systems and Procedures
  • Human Resources Management
  • Facilities, Materials, and Equipment

External 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.

The 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.

Funded In Part By:

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