A Chance for Everyone to Learn

Head Start is a program that gives young children of low-income families a fighting chance to succeed in school. Capital Area Community Services Head Start is located in Old Town and has more than 1,600 kids and families involved. Services are provided to pregnant mothers and children up to four years old. Head Start Director Lucy McClintic said families have to go through an interview process so Head Start can place the child in the proper school. “Families with low income turn in an application and then have to be interviewed so we know what type of services we need to provide for them and what school will be best for the child,” said McClintic.