March 23, 2006
Head Start to take applications beginning April 3
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Head Start, a preschool that bases admission on income, will begin taking applications April 3 for weekday morning, afternoon and all-day programs that start in late August in Carbondale, Carterville, Johnston City, Marion and Murphysboro.
Eligible children should be at least 3 years old by Sept. 1 but not yet old enough for kindergarten. They must have current physicals and immunizations as well as exposure screenings for tuberculosis and lead, and families must provide proof of income.
To enroll, parents may drop by the center nearest them between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Evening enrollment hours vary, according to the following schedule.
Tuesday, April 4
Johnston City Center: 5 to 7 p.m.
901 Prosperity Ave., 618/983-8459
Wednesday, April 5
Murphysboro Center: 5 to 7 p.m.
9822 Highway 149, 618/687-4433
Thursday, April 6
Eurma C. Hayes Child Care Center: 5 to 7 p.m.
441 E. Willow St., Carbondale, 618/453-6448, ext. 229 or 618/457-3302
Marion Center: 5 to 7 p.m.
907 N. Vicksburg, 618/997-4255
Tuesday, April 11
John A. Logan Preschool: 5 to 7 p.m.
Carterville, 618/985-3741, ext. 8241 or 618/997-2216, ext. 229
Wednesday, April 12
Malone’s Preschool: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
108 Walnut St., Carterville, 618/997-2216, ext. 229 or 618/985-3366
Thursday, April 13
Carbondale Center: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1900 N. Illinois Ave., 618/453-2440
For more information, call the administrative office at 618/453-6448 or 618/997-2216 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale directs the Head Start programs in Jackson and Williamson counties.
Serving others is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.