Riverbend Head Start & Family Services

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What We Do

Riverbend Head Start & Family Services is a non-profit agency that provides children living in poverty or challenged with special circumstances with an early childhood education through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  We teach preschoolers early math, reading and vocabulary so they are on the same level as their peers when they enter kindergarten. We help infants and toddlers master their fine and gross motor skills and learn those valuable socialization skills.  Children also receive health and dental exams. We are a comprehensive program and work with the families on nutrition, unemployment, education challenges and more.  Parents in our program are encouraged to volunteer in our classrooms and are taught to become their child’s first teacher. Our mission is to enable children and families to develop the positive skills to meet life’s challenges.

Who We Help

Madison County, Illinois families with a child ages birth through five qualify for our Head Start and Early Head Start if they are living at 100% of the Federal Poverty Level, have a child with a disability or are involved with the Department of Children and Family Services. We also enroll pregnant moms into our Early Head Start program.

Our Programs

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Administrative Offices

550 Landmarks Blvd.
3rd Floor
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 463-5946
(618) 463-5901 FAX