Head Start Locations

Head Start (0-5) Locations

CENTER BASED

Head Start (o-5) Center Based is an early care and education program that is delivered in a classroom setting.  Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska serves Infants: from 6 weeks – 18 months, Toddlers: 18 months – 3 years and Pre-School: 3 years – 5 years. In Head Start the centers may be licensed with the State Dept. of Health and Human Services child care licensing.

The curriculum used in the center based program is High Scope. The curriculum is augmented by the Child Observation Record (COR) which provides data on children’s progress.

HOME BASED

Head Start Home Based supports parents in educating and nurturing their children. Home Based services provide parents/guardians opportunities to move toward self-sufficiency while using their home as the learning environment.

Head Start Home Based helps parents better understand their child’s stages of development with individualized visits to their home utilizing the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) curriculum. The weekly visits are 1 1/2 hours in length and are designed to meet the needs of families. Parents are assisted with planning activities that encourage each child’s growth and development.

Social activities, called Group Socializations, are held twice monthly to provide the opportunity for parents to interact with their child and other families.

Head Start/Early Head Start Central Office
114 E. 11th Street, PO Box 2888
Kearney, NE 68848-2288

Phone: (308) 865-5690 Fax: (308) 865-5334

Buffalo County

Early Head Start

Home based (20 Children, 2 Family Educators)

Center Based (Four 7  hour per day classes, 5 days a week, all year.)

601 A Central Avenue
P.O. Box 2288
Kearney, NE 68848

308-865-5026

Gibbon, Center Based
(3 1/2 hour morning class, M-Th)

1021 First Street
Gibbon, NE 68840-0238

(308) 468-6056

Kearney, Center Based
(2 morning classes, 2 afternoon classes that are 3 1/2 hrs, M-Th)

(1 full day/full year class – 6 hrs per day, 5 days a week.)

1023 Ave. F
P.O. Box 2288
Kearney, NE 68848-2288


(308) 865-5695

Ravenna, Center Based (1 morning class – 3 1/2 hr, M-Th)
41760 Carthage Road
Ravenna, NE 68869

(308) 452-3764

Dawson County

Home Based
(10 Children, 1 Family Educator)

828 Lake Ave

PO Box 215
Suite C
Gothenburg, NE 69138

(308) 537-3676

Lexington, Center Based
(1 morning class, 1 afternoon class, each class is 3 1/2 hrs, M-Th)

931 1/2 W 7th St
PO Box 333
Lexington, NE 68850-0333

(308) 324-5282

Cozad, Center Based
(1 morning class, 31/2 hr, M-Th))

1910 Meredian
Cozad, NE 69130

(308) 784-3969

Frontier County

Home based (10 children, 1 Family Educator)

110 West C, Suite M1
PO Box 723
McCook, NE 69001
(308)345-5846

Off Site Program Manager

Sue Beebe

106 West C
PO Box 723
McCook, NE 69001
(308) 345-5468

Furnas County,

Home Based (20 children, 2 Family Educators)

428 Center Ave
PO Box 195
Holbrook, NE

(308) 493-5463

Gosper County

Families from Gosper County are served by the Lexington Head Start Center.

Harlan County

Home based
(10 children, 1 Family Educator)

704 First Street
PO Box 186
Alma, NE

(308) 928-8955

Kearney County

Minden – Center Based
(1 morning class. 3 1/2 hrs, M-Th)

506 South Nance Street
Minden, NE 68959

(308) 832-1054

Keith County

Ogallala, Center Based
(1 morning class, 3 1/2 hrs, M-Th)

2606 Spruce Acres
P.O. Box 416
Ogallala, NE 69153

(308) 284-3503

Lincoln County

North Platte Full Day, Part Year – Center Based

 (6 hr class, M-Th) 

200 West 10th Street
North Platte, NE 69101

(308) 534-0115

North Platte Part Day, Part Year ,
Center Based
(1 morning class – 3 1/2 hrs, M-Th)

1210 S Ash, PO Box 332
North Platte, NE 69103

(308) 534-1034

North Platte Full Day, Full Year, Center Based
(Full Day/Full Year class – 6 hrs, M-F, all year)


920 East 11th Street, PO Box 2043
North Platte, NE 69101

(308) 534-2800

Norton County, KS,

Home Based
(10 children, 1 Family Educator)

411 E. Holme, E. Hwy 36, PO Box 131
Norton, KS 67654

(785) 877-2213

Perkins County

Families from Perkins County are served by the Ogallala Head Start Center.

Phelps County

Holdrege, Center Based

(1 morning class, 3 1/2 hrs, M-Th)

815 East Street, PO Box 954
Holdrege, NE 68949

(308) 995-8711

Phillips County, KS,

Home Based
(10 Children, 1 Family Educator)

301 West F. Street
P.O. Box 184
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

(785) 543-5850

Red Willow County

McCook, Center Based
(Full Day/Full Year Class – 6 hrs, M-F, all year)

712 W 12 th Street – McCook, NE 69001

Phone/Fax: 308-345-2246