Window of Opportunity


Head Start / Early Head Start


For more information contact:


Clara Cox
Head Start Director


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 2010 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2013 Early Head Start Outcomes

Fiscal Year 2013 Early Head Start Narrative

Fiscal Year 2014 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