Clayton County CSA, Inc. Head Start Program awarded an Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership Grant


Clayton County Community Services Authority will be able to offer more for the state’s most vulnerable infants.

CSA’s Head Start program was recently awarded an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grant at the White House Summit on Early Education.

The authority is an organization “committed to amelioration of poverty and the conditions and circumstances of the people of Clayton County and the surrounding areas,” according to CSA’s website.

The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grant will allow Forest Park’s program to collaborate with Phyl’s Academy Preparatory School to “expand high-quality learning opportunities for Forest Park, Georgia’s most vulnerable infants and toddlers,” according to a press release.

“This grant will empower Clayton County CSA Head Start to build on long-standing community relationships and work with local child-care providers to address the desperate need for high-quality care for infants and toddlers in Forest Park,” Clayton County CSA Executive Director Beechie Yates said in the release.

The grant was awarded as part of an effort to support President Obama’s commitment to expanding access to high-quality education opportunities to children around the country.

“These new federal investments in local Early Head Star-Child Care Partnerships are an exciting step forward in our national commitment to ensuring every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, is given the opportunity to succeed,” National Head Start Association Executive Director Yasmina Vinci said in the release.


News Release: Clayton News Daily Friday, December 19, 2014

Red, White and Blue Day

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Joined NHSA and Head Start programs throughout the country for our first local 50 Years of Opportunity anniversary event celebrating Head Start's legacy!

"Education is not a problem," President Lyndon B. Johnson's said. "Education is an opportunity." For 50 years, Head Start has opened that window of opportunity for our nation's most at-risk children and families.

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - show your pride by wearing Head Start's colors!

Thank you students, teachers, staff and parents for your support in helping to celebrate Head Start's Anniversary!



The Head Start program is also one of the agency programs that offers numerous services to income eligible families. Our service area is Clayton County with two sites – Brookwood and South Avenue. We are a federally funded program providing services to 352 preschool children ages 3 -5 years of age. We also receive state funds through Bright From the Start to provide Pre – K blended services for two of our classrooms at the South Avenue Center.

Head Start provides services, e.g., Education, Health, Nutrition, Parent Engagement, Disabilities, Mental Health, Classroom Extension, etc. ensuring that the children are equipped, and ready to transition to Kindergarten. Among the many services they receive are medical and dental care, healthy meals and snacks, classroom curriculum instruction and quality recreation (indoors/outdoors). Also, Head Start services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Included in the curriculum are special programs for the children such as activities that will assist them mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically.












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Our Creative Curriculum is aligned with the State Early Learning Standards (GELDS), Office of Head Start Child Outcomes Framework. Through the Teaching Strategy Assessment tool, the children are assessed three times a year. At each assessment point data is collected, tallied and graphed. This process helps to identify children that need additional skills to attain the program set school readiness goals.










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We have skilled and credentialed staff that meet the Improving Head Start School Readiness Act of 2007.

Our staff recognizes that our parents are the primary educator of their children, hence parent engagement is highly implemented at all facets of the program’s activities. Parents are welcome at all times that the program is in session.

Our Family Service Workers work with each individual family to establish their goals and are linked to resources within the community.

Parents are encouraged to become engaged in the parent committee, attend meetings, and give the program input on how to better serve them. Parents are also encouraged to become policy makers by serving on the Policy Council. By becoming members of the Policy Council, they work with governing bodies to strengthen the program’s goals and objectives.



The Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc. announces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the centers listed, and will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against should write immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382. Contact Eme Isok-Nsuk, Head Start Director at 404-363-3103 for more information.

Center Locations

667 South Avenue                  3639 Brookwood Boulevard
Forest Park, GA 30297         Rex, GA 30273

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Child Nutrition Programs – Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price Meals are used to determine each participant’s eligibility for free and reduced-price meals in this program.