Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency Announces Open Enrollment for Its Head Start Program

Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency is now taking applications for the Head Start and Early Head Start 2014-2015 Program Year. Applications will be taken in March and April 2014.

gI_62442_Thomasville HSThe Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, Inc. (SRCAA) will begin open enrollment for the Head Start and Early Head Start Program. Applications will be taken on March 20-21, 2014 and April 2-3, 2014 for children ages 0 to 5 years and expectant mothers. The applications will be taken at the agency’s central office located at 1300 West Bank, Street, Salisbury, NC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., both days. Though space is limited, walk-ins and appointments are accepted.

The early childhood education program (Head Start) services are free to qualified families. Documents required for the application are: child’s birth certificate, Income verification (example, 2013 W2, income tax, letter from employer). Parents are also encouraged to bring recent immunization, physical and dental records. Documentation is also encouraged for children with diagnosed disabilities.

SRCAA has operated a Head Start & Early Head Start Program for almost fifty years. Head Start promotes school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in:

  • Language and literacy
  • Cognition and general knowledge
  • Physical development and health
  • Social and emotional development
  • Approaches to learning

Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families, which include health, nutrition, social services and other services determined to be necessary by family needs assessments, in addition to education and cognitive development services. Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage.

About Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, Inc.

Founded in 1964, Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency (SRCAA) is a regional North Carolina nonprofit organization established for the purpose of empowering low-income families and serving as a key to addressing poverty. Headquartered in Salisbury, NC, the agency has approximately 300 employees and serves Cabarrus, Davidson, Montgomery, Moore, Rowan and Stanly counties. Its mission is to provide services for individuals, children and families to enhance their quality of life and promote opportunities for self-sufficiency. The agency has established a vision whereby everyone has an opportunity for success in life. SRCAA is guided by principles that include; accountability, integrity, advocacy, collaboration and transparency. Key programs and services include: early childhood education (Head Start), family self-sufficiency, career education and training services for youth and weatherization services to make homes energy efficient.