SNAP & Head Start


Thanks to years of education and advocacy efforts by the Head Start community, the Office of Head Start took a significant step to better support young children and their families who experience food insecurity. Leveraging the president’s executive order, OHS announced a rule change that allows families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to automatically qualify for Head Start and Early Head Start.

This one, simple change to verifying Head Start eligibility is already making it easier for families to access Head Start! If you receive SNAP benefits or are eligible to receive SNAP Benefits and want to learn more and enroll in the Head Start and Early Head Start Program in your community, please see the below Indiana Head Start and Early Head Start Program roster. The roster includes the counties that each program serves and the individual who can assist you in the enrollment process.

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IHSA's Help The Helpers Community of Learners Professional Development Series Cohort #3 - August 19, 2022

IHSA Help The Helpers Cohort #3 participants will, throughout this professional development training, learn skills that will help identify behaviors of frustration in school-age children and model coping skills for our kiddos. Without healthy coping skills, children are likely to act
out—essentially sending a message that says, “I feel out of control so I’m going to act out of control.” School-Age children who don’t know how to deal with their feelings also are more likely to turn to unhealthy coping strategies. This training will focus on how to recognize frustration behaviors in school-age children and how to model coping skills for
school-age children.

Download the below document below and get your team registered today!

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