Twenty-two Head Start programs for low-income early education for children appear to face closure in the upcoming year across North Alabama. The expansion of the state’s Pre-K Program is pulling some kids away from the Head Start program.
If that happens, some parents feel the kids not old enough to go to Pre-K could be left behind.
On that list of possible closures are the Centre and Cedar Bluff Head Start Programs, officials said it’s a business decision as the state expands its Pre-K program.
If the cuts are approved by the federal government, they would begin at the start of the next school year.
Proposed closures at this time:
- Cherokee Co. – Cedar Bluff, Centre
- Cullman Co. – Cold Springs, Harmony preschool, Welti, Baileyton
- Franklin Co. – One at Russellville preschool
- Jackson Co. – Bridgeport, Section, NSM, Rosalie
- Marion Co. – Bear Creek, Hamilton preschool, Winfield preschool
- Marshall Co. – Guntersville, Boaz, Asbury,
- Morgan Co. – Sparkman
We will continue to update you on this story as more information is available.