Dodge County Head Start


Dodge County Head Start promotes a caring, structured learning environment, giving children their first opportunity to learn important social and academic skills needed for success in education and life.

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Address: P.O. Box 244
Fremont, NE 68025
Phone Number: 402-721-9022 ext. 11
Fax: 402-721-0504
Delivered through 1,700 agencies in local communities, Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide services to over a million children every year, in every U.S. state and territory, in farm worker camps, and in more than 155 tribal communities. Head Start and Early Head Start programming is responsive to the ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage of each child and family.

Midland University has been the local grantee for the Dodge County Head Start pre-school program for over 50 years. Services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers were added to local programming during the 2015-2016 school year.

Head Start and Early Head Start support children's growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services which include:
- Early learning: Children's readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development.

- Health: Each child's perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.

- Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children's learning and development.

We work closely with community partners like the Fremont Area United Way and the Fremont Family Coalition to improve community outcomes for all children and families in Dodge County.