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Bolivar County Head Start Program

1408 Highway 8 West
Cleveland, MS 38732

(662) 843-4526


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To develop and implement through direct sponsorship or delegation, programs that meet specific needs in the major areas of health, education, housing, outreach and community food services for those persons best characterized as poor in terms of economic, social, medical and/or environmental resources.
To offer programs which provide self-help opportunities for the enhancement of participant's own resources, capacities and aspirations for becoming and/or remaining self-sufficient members of society; and optimal growth and development of the preschool child and their families & continued independence and self-reliance of persons 60 years of age.
To improve the quality of life of the participants served through provisions of direct health services and education opportunities which are basic to primary health needs and through enhancement and support of existing health services.
To strengthen community capacities for planning and coordinating services so that local official organizations and individuals can be more aware of and responsive to the local needs of the target population served.
To assist in the identification of community needs and plan strategies to meet those needs through better organization of existing services and the implementation.
Serve the principal non-profit agency of Bolivar County for the solicitation of and contracting for the federal funds available under the Head Start Economic Opportunity & Community Partnership Act of 1974 and other federal funds which are directed toward the poor and the problems of poverty."
Excerpted from the preschool's website