The Economic Security Corporation in Joplin is taking applications for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs. That can apply for ages zero to five and includes pregnant mothers. Workers say that a lot of Head Start’s graduates test in the 80% to 95% ready for kindergarten category.
 
“You know things are changing so much as far as the levels and what kids need to learn to be ready and accepting. And that’s what’s so exciting about what we are doing in our Head Start,” said Debbie Markman, Economic Security Council.
 
You can apply in person or by phone at any Head Start location or by calling the Economic Security Corporation. Also, you can apply by calling Travis Crusa at 417-627-2020 or by clicking here. The locations include Anderson, Carl Junction, Carthage, Golden City, North Joplin, South Joplin, Lamar, Longview, Neosho, Noel, Sarcoxie and Webb City.