JANICE NIELSON, DIRECTOR
West Central Development Corporation operates a full-day full-year program for 30 3- to 5-year-old children, housed in the "solo parent" dormitory of the Denison Job Corps Center. Parents and children live upstairs; the Job Corps infant and toddler care program and the Head Start program occupy the first floor of the building. Job Corps paid for the renovation and continues to pay for the ongoing expenses of utilities, maintenance, telephone, food service, clerical support, transportation for field trips, health examinations for the children of Job Corps students, and parenting skills classes. It also supports the Head Start program in various ways: by scheduling significant amounts of time for its students to volunteer in the Head Start classroom; by supplying work experience students in the Certified Nursing Assistants program, the Homemaker Health Aide program, and the Culinary Arts program to assist in Head Start; and by providing access to the Individualized Learning Center for parents. Head Start used "renovation" money to pay for the furniture and equipment for the two classrooms, and funds the remainder of the program for children and families.
- Auspices: Community action agency
- Area served: Rural
- Head Start funded enrollment: 421
- Head Start full-day enrollment: 30
- Full-day care provider: Grantee agency
- Non-Head Start funding source: Job Corps