Early Childhood & Family Support

    Georgia

    Early Childhood & Family Support offers families exemplary childcare services that ensure children start school ready to learn and succeed.

    As children grow and prepare to succeed in school, parents are encouraged to actively participate in their education and strengthen family bonds.

    Telamon_Early_Childhood_Family_Support_01

    HEAD START PROGRAMS

    Receive high-quality early childhood education at your centers or in your home.

    Georgia’s Early Childhood & Family Support program provides services to eligible families with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in Head Start centers located in four counties.

    Head Start is a comprehensive program that offers quality early education in and out of the home, parenting education, health and social-emotional wellness services, nutrition education, and family support services.

    While we guide the very young as they learn and play, we also share our expertise with parents. By actively participating in their children’s early education, parents enhance their development and create strong family bonds.

    In Georgia, Telamon offers:

    • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start: Childcare and preschool for children of eligible farmworkers ages 0 to 5 years old

    Center-Based Services

    Each child receives a personalized educational program at the Head Start centers based on their specific strengths and needs. Through structured learning activities, play, and group learning experiences, children enter kindergarten with learning and social skills that rival that of their classmates.

     

    Telamon Georgia 001

     

    HeadStartLogo

    PARTICIPATE IN A RESPECTED HEAD START PROGRAM.

    Head Start, created in 1965, is a federally funded school readiness program rooted in the idea that parents are their child’s most important teachers. All centers offer:

    • Education: Plan interactive learning experiences to help children grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Children learn and play through activities they initiate on their own.
    • Health: Provide vital services such as immunizations; dental, medical, mental health, and nutritional services; and early identification of health problems. The earlier a disability is detected, the better a child’s chances of succeeding in school and in life.
    • Parent Engagement: Encourage parents to participate in programs and workshops, serve in leadership roles, and volunteer with activities. Parents must be active partners in their child’s education.
    • Family Support: Seek to provide assistance if families have additional needs. By tackling challenges in a family’s life, we pave the way for success.

    The programs are supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights and activities on any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Download the GA Head Start Annual Report.

    Download

    ENROLL IN OUR FAMILY-FOCUSED PROGRAMS.

    If you’re looking for a quality early childhood center for your child, Telamon might have an opening for you. Our centers accept new families year-round — applying is as easy as knowing your A-B-Cs.

    Apply to a Head Start center in your community.

    Telamon_Early_Childhood_Family_Support_04

    Your local program will provide the required forms and answer your questions. It will tell you what documents you need to apply.

    Be
    prepared.

    Telamon_Early_Childhood_Family_Support_05

    Take a copy of one of these documents to your enrollment meeting:

    • Award letter (amount received) for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • W-2 form or 1040 tax information

    • Two recent pay stubs

    • Unemployment statement

    You’ll also need to provide a copy of at least one of the documents listed below:

    • Certified birth certificate

    • Hospital birth certificate

    • Health department birth certificate

    • Medicaid card

    Check
    your eligibility.

    Telamon_Early_Childhood_Family_Support_06

    Eligibility is based on family income at or below the poverty level. Families in other situations — including homelessness, children in foster care, or receiving SSI or TANF — are also eligible. Discuss your situation with a local center coordinator.

    OUR SERVICES ARE FREE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY.

    Centers located in Colquitt, Lowndes, Tattnall, and Toombs counties also serve children and families in surrounding counties.

    Call a center in your area or fill out the contact form below.
    Colquitt County
    • Telamon GA Norman Park Migrant & Seasonal Head Start • 133 Serena Drive, Norman Park, GA 31771 (map) • 229-316-9081

     

    Lowndes County
    • Telamon GA Valdosta Migrant & Seasonal Head Start • 1903 N. Forrest St., Valdosta, GA 31601 (map) • 229-726-7273

     

    Tattnall County
    • Telamon GA Glennville Migrant & Seasonal Head Start • 111 Oliver Lane, Glennville, GA 30427 (map) • 912-386-1163

     

    Toombs County
    • Telamon GA Lyons Migrant & Seasonal Head Start • 684 N. Washington St., Lyons, GA 30436 (map) • 912-526-4340

     

    State Administrative Office
    • Telamon GA Early Childhood and Family Support • 2150 Northside Crossing, Macon, GA 31210 (map) • 478-254-7845

    CONTACT US TO SEE HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
    TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.


    captcha
    Powered by BreezingForms

    Join Us On This Mission

    Donate | Partner | Volunteer | Work

    5560 Munford Rd. Suite 201
    Raleigh, NC 27612-2621
    919-851-7611

     logo

     

    Copyright © 2018 Telamon Corporation • Development by Hook PR