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One of the longest lasting and far reaching programs of the "War on Poverty" in the 1960's was "Project Head Start." The program was initially started as an eight-week summer program and designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs.

Community Action Development Corporation has been involved in Head Start since its inception, opening with summer programs in Hobart and Lone Wolf in 1965. By 1969, the program had changed to a school year program.

Community Action Development Corporation Head Start operates 16 Head Start Centers in the seven county service area, serving approximately 500 children each year. Head Start serves 3 and 4 year old children with priority being given to low-income families. However, all families are encouraged to apply and children are served as space and regulations allow.

Head Start is a research based early childhood program that focuses on the whole child. Each child enrolled in Head Start receives medical, dental, hearing, vision, and developmental screenings. The program also provides 1/3 of the child's minimum daily nutritional requirements. Daily lessons are individualized to meet each child's needs and children with disabilities are served. In the education component, special attention is paid to school readiness and literacy. Children are assessed regularly to monitor their progress in the program.

Parent involvement is an important aspect of Head Start. As the child's first teacher, parents are encouraged to be involved in the classroom. They are welcomed into the center at any time and are a valuable part of the program.

The success and rewards of this program are many. By providing a "head start" to these children, Community Action will continue to nurture the future of our state.



For further information or to make an application for enrollment, please contact any of the centers listed below or the Kiowa County CADC office at 220 S Broadway in Hobart, OK, or call 580-726-3343.

Center Locations:

Burns Flat/Dill City
113 W 4th
Dill City, OK 73641
(580)674-3787

Cordell
511 E Kiowa
Cordell, OK 73632
(580)832-2454

Erick
611 W 3rd
PO Box 1222
Erick, OK 73645
(580)526-3198

Frederick
521 E. Gladstone
Frederick, OK 73542
(580)335-5644

Grandfield
200 S Bridge Blvd
Grandfield, OK 73546
(580)479-5273

Hammon
9th & Savage
Hammon, OK 73650
(580)473-9110

Hobart
400 N Randlett
Hobart, OK 73651
(580)726-3648

Ringling
Hwy 89 & Oak
Ringling, OK 73456
(580)662-2987

Sayre
2101 N 1st
Sayre, OK 73662
(580)928-5417

Sentinel
221 S 7th
Sentinel, OK 73664
(580)393-4303

Snyder/Mt. Park
30A, 30B W 1st
Snyder, OK 73566
(580)569-2351

Temple
121 E Texas
Temple, OK 73568
(580)342-5022

Terral
108 S Main
Terral, OK 73569
(580)437-2212

Tipton
810 S Broadway
Tipton, OK 73570
(580)667-4133

Waurika
803 Phillips
Waurika, OK 73573
(580)228-2810