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School Readiness

The Office of Head Start states that Head Start is a school readiness program. Building upon this premise, ICS Head Start emphasizes and supports children's academic development, especially to significantly increase language development and to help preschoolers acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that predict later success in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies as they enter kindergarten. For further information, please call 662-252-1582 ext. 107.

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Services

ICS is a private, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Holly Springs, Mississippi. We provide Head Start services to preschool children with the greatest need in Benton, Clay, Desoto, Grenada, Lafayette, Lowndes, Marshall, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties.

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Disabilities and Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health Parent Resources

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Children and Youth Services Directory

Behavior Expectations at ICS For Parents

Crisis Mobile Team

Prevention Parent Brochure

Our Centers

The Institute of Community Services, Inc. operates 21 Head Start Centers in 14 counties across Northern Mississippi.

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ICS News Center

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Human Resources

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Family Resources

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Parent Handbook

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Parent Handbook

 

Apply For Services...

To apply for Head Start services, families may start the application process online or request an application from your local head start center.

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Institute of Community Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability or national origin.

Institute of Community Services, Inc. (ICS)

Central Office

210 West Valley Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635

662-252-1582

 

Brickerton Office

136 Brickerton Street
Columbus, MS 39701

662-329-4820