SENCA | Southeast Nebraska Community Action

Investing in Our Neighbors through Education and Partnerships to Improve Lives and Build Strong Communities in Southeast Nebraska.

Community Action Partnership

Investing in Our Neighbors through Education and Partnerships to Improve Lives and Build Strong Communities in Southeast Nebraska.

Youth Education

Head Start

The current 2018 Head Start Report to the Public can be found on the Public Info page of the website.

 

SENCA Head Start is a comprehensive child development program which serves children from age 3 to 5 & their families.  Head Start is a child-focused program & has the overall goal of increasing school readiness of young children in low-income families.  Comprehensive child development, school readiness, & family support are provided through center-based options.  The program involves the entire family.  SENCA Head Start provides a multitude of opportunities for children & families that have a direct impact on their future success. 

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Individualized learning experiences that support every child’s social, emotional, cognitive, &  physical growth are provided. Head Start promotes school readiness    for all children through individualized learning experiences.

Support for Children with Disabilities

Early identification & intervention to support children with disabilities & their inclusion in all program activities is available.

Health

Medical & dental exams, immunizations, various health screenings, & needed follow-up services are promoted for each child.  Mental health & wellness services    are also available for children & families.

Nutrition

Healthy breakfasts or snacks & lunches meeting USDA standards are provided.  Opportunities for nutrition education for children & families are available.

Transportation

Regular school bus transportation is available at the Table Rock site only.  Support transportation is available for families, as needed.

Family Engagement

Opportunities for partnerships with families that support goal setting, referrals, & ongoing support are provided.  Opportunities to volunteer, learn new skills, & socialize with other adults are available.  Parenting classes are available.

Parent-Decision Making

Parents are provided opportunities to participate in program planning & decision-making.  Policy Council shares program governance responsibilities with the SENCA BoarHS3d of Directors.

Community Engagement

Community members are provided opportunities to volunteer & build partnerships to better serve children & families.

 

 

SENCA Head Start is a high-quality, free pre-school program for eligible children & families.

Income eligibility for participation in the Head Start program is based on the Federal Family Income poverty guidelines. Guidelines allow for up to 10% of our enrollment to be above the poverty income guidelines. A minimum of 10% of the enrollment slots available are reserved for children with special needs that meet all other criteria.  A small number of slots may be filled by children over the income guidelines.

Head Start accepts applications year-round & fills vacancies from its waiting list.  While children from low-income families have enrollment priority, children from higher income families may be enrolled as well.  SENCA Head Start services are available in Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, & Richardson counties.

For more information on Head Start and/or to apply or volunteer please contact your local Head Start Center or the Administrative Office.

County

Centers

Contact Number & Email

Nemaha

Auburn Head Start

1806 “O” Street

Auburn, NE 68305

402-274-4160

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Bulldog Beginnings

2103 “O” Street

Auburn, NE 68305

Otoe

Nebraska City Head Start - Full Day

111 N 11th Street

Nebraska City, NE 68410

402-874-9060

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Nebraska City Head Start – Part Day

603 N 20th Street

Nebraska City, NE 68410

402-873-6441

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Pawnee & Richardson

Table Rock Head Start

407 Nebraska Street

Table Rock, NE 68447

402-839-2128

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HTRS Early Childhood Center

810 Central Avenue

Humboldt, NE 68376

Richardson

Falls City Head Start

320 W 14th Street

Falls City, NE 68355

402-245-4983

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Parent Child Center

2500 Chase Street

Falls City, NE 68355

Administrative Offices

802 4th Street, PO Box 646

Humboldt, NE 68376

Angela Antholz

Head Start Director

402-862-2411 x107

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Katelin Gildersleeve

Family & Community Partnership Coordinator

402-862-2411 x 104

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Deb Hammon

Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator

402-862-2411 x106

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Anita Kimpston

Data & Services Support Coordinator

402-862-2411 x105

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Marissa Wusk

Early Childhood Development Coordinator

402-862-211 x103

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