ELIGIBILITY & PROGRAMS
FSGC educational programs are free for children and families who qualify. Children who are enrolled in TANF or SNAP, are homeless, or in Foster Care qualify as do families who meet the low income eligibility guidelines.
Children who have learning problems or experience other risks receive greater priority.
What is Early Head Start?
A parent education and support program for 112 low income families with infants, toddlers and pregnant moms.
We have four different models of Early Head Start.
1. Toddler Classroom - two days of class each week and two home visits a month for two and three year olds.
2. Early Care Program - a full nine hour day for infants & toddlers provides nurture and education while parents are at work.
3. Home Based Program - a weekly home visitation program for parents who are active in teaching their children.
4. Parents and Children Together (PACT) - a special program exclusively for children in the child welfare (foster care) system and their parents.
What is Head Start?
A quality preschool education and family support program for 110 low income children.
1. Classrooms are in two communities - Moses Lake and Ephrata.
2. Three preschool classrooms are four hours per day, four days per week, nine
months per year.
3. Three preschool classrooms are seven and 1/4 hours per day, four days per week,
ten months per year.
i. individualized assessment and education,
ii. screenings for health, dental, and behavioral concerns,
iii. nutritious meals,
iv. resources to help families be successful, and
v. parent leadership training.