Head Start at Nicolet College
The Head Start Program at Nicolet College offers services on campus from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for families with children ages three to five. Children must attend all four days.
Head Start promotes school readiness by providing 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 emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and foremost important teacher. The program builds relationships with families that support:
- family well-being and positive parent-child relationships.
- families as learners and lifelong educators.
- family engagement in transitions.
- family connections to peers and community.
- families as advocates and leaders.
The Head Start program on the Nicolet College Campus operates 32 weeks out of the year that closely coincide with the Fall and Spring semesters at the college.
In order to be eligible, families must meet federal low-income guidelines, however, 10 percent of the children enrolled may come from families that are over the federal low-income guidelines.
The Head Start program also provides a learning lab setting for students in the Early Childhood Education associate degree program.
Head Start does not discriminate against children because of race, sex, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, color, handicap, or disability.