Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive program providing services in the areas of Education & Early Childhood Development, Child Health & Development, and Family Services for income eligible families of preschool age children.  Head Start began as a part of the federal "War On Poverty" program of the 1960's.  Lewis County Head Start has been serving Lewis County families since 1986.

Reliable Enterprises is the Grantee Agency for Lewis County Head Start.  As the grantee, Reliable Enterprises is the legal and fiscal agent for the program.  The Lewis County Head Start Director is responsible for day to day operations of the program.  The Policy Council, and elected group of parents and community representatives, meet once a month to assist in developing policy.  The Policy Council can best be described as an advisory board with limited veto power.

Program Design

The Lewis County Head Start program design consists of:

 *  One administrative area ---administration office located in Centralia and

*   Five (5) educational areas --- centers located in Salkum, Toledo, Chehalis and 2 centers in Centralia.

The program provides services to 173 children ages 3-5 years old and their families.  Our center-based  models provide classroom services for 4 hours per day, 4 days per week in Chehalis and 7 hours a day, days per week in Centralia, Salkum and Toledo. Each family receives a minimum of two (2) one and a half (1.5) hour home visits and two (2) conferences per year.


Nondiscrimination Policy

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Lewis County Head Start does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, or on the basis of disability or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Lewis County Head Start directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Lewis County Head Start arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91.

In case of questions, please contact:

Provider Name:  Lewis County Head Start

Contact Person/504 Coordinator:  Dallas Smith

Telephone Number:  360-736-1696

TDD or State Relay Number:

     Voice:  1-800-833-6384 FREE

     TTY:  1-800-833-6388

     Telebraille:  1-800-833-6385 FREE

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