Head Start / Early Head Start

For more information contact:

Clara Cox Head Start Director claracox@eckan.org

Kimber Corn

Head Start Assistant Director


Phone: 785-242-5481 Toll Free: 866-242-5481 Fax: 785-242-7958

Head Start and Early Head Start offer low-income children and families comprehensive and intentional support, designed to promote self sufficiency, healthy growth and development, and success for future experiences. Services are offered through preschool, child care and/or home visitation. Highly trained staff offers comprehensive programming in the following areas:  Health, Dental, Parent Education/Involvement, Nutrition, Social Services Support, Disability Support, Transitions, and Education.

Parents and family members are encouraged to participate at all levels of the program, through volunteering, training/education opportunities, governance, and many other areas. Families are supported in identifying strengths and all families participate in a goal setting, and achieving, program.

Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report

Service options at ECKAN Head Start and ECKAN Early Head Start are as follows:

Head Start Center Based Preschool: Ottawa, Anderson County, Osawatomie, Paola, Emporia, Community Childrens Center

Home Based Head Start: Franklin County, Coffey County, Osage County

Early Head Start Child Care: Douglas County, Franklin County, Lyon County