Nebraska Head Start Programs

Closing the opportunity gap for infants, young children, and families

Nebraska’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are working to close the gap for eligible young children and their families by promoting school readiness and providing educational, health, nutritional, mental health, social, and other comprehensive services within communities across the state to over 5,300 children each year. Today’s youngest will be the workforce of the mid-century. When families and young children have the support they need, communities benefit with healthier families, stronger schools, higher graduation rates, and a prepared workforce to compete in the future.

In Nebraska, Federal grants are provided to the community recipients listed below to provide Head Start services in one or more of the following programs options:

  • Center-Based services:  Early care and classroom education setting learning
  • Home-Based services:  Early care and education services provided in a child’s home with parents and caregivers working with a trained home visitor; group learning, discussion, and social activities are also provided for families on a regular basis
  • Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships:  Care and education to children in center-based or private home/family-like setting in collaboration with local community providers

 

Use the contact information provided or click on the links below for additional information about individual programs and services provided.

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership

Early Head Start, Head Start, Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

Contact Info:
Tiffany Shonerd—Children Services Director
tshonerd@bvca.net
620 5th Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
Business: 402-729-2278 x 317
Fax: 402-729-2801

Counties Served: York, Seward, Saline, Fillmore, Jefferson, Thayer, Gage

Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Justine Bochart—Early Childhood Programs Director
jbochart@centralnebraskacap.com
626 N Street, PO Box 509
Loup City, NE 68853
Business: 308-745-0780
Fax: 308-745-0824

Counties Served:  Keya Paha, Boyd, Brown, Rock, Holt, Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Custer, Valley, Greeley, Sherman, Howard, Boone, Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Colfax

Head Start Child and Family Development Program Inc.

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Deb Ross—Head Start Executive Director
dross@hshn.org
123 North Marian Road
Hastings, NE 68901
Business: 402-462-4187
Fax: 402-462-4568

Counties Served:  Adams, Clay, Webster, Nuckolls, Hall, Franklin

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster & Saunders Counties

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Jill Bomberger—Head Start Director
jbomberger@communityactionatwork.org
210 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Business: 402-471-4515
Fax: 402-471-4844

Counties Served:  Lancaster, Saunders

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Lisa Giboney—Head Start Director
lisag@mnca.net
114 E 11th Street
Kearney, NE 68848
Business: 308-865-5690
Fax: 308-865-5333

Counties Served:  Buffalo, Dawson, Frontier, Furnas, Harlan, Kearney, Keith, Lincoln, Phelps, Red Willow, Norton (Kansas), Phillips (Kansas)

Educare of Omaha

(Delegate of Omaha Public Schools)

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Rafel Hart—Executive Director
rhart@educareomaha.org
2123 Paul Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Business: 402-898-1783

County Served:  Douglas

Educational Service Unit 13

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Krystie Hohnstein—Director
khohnstein@esu13.org
4215 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Business: 308-633-3712
Fax: 308-635-0680

Counties Served:  Scottsbluff, Morrill, Cheyenne

Midland University/Dodge County Head Start

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Kristen Fagan—Director
kfagan@dcheadstart.com
PO Box 244
Fremont, NE 68026
Business: 402-721-9022
Fax: 402-721-0504

County Served:  Dodge

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska

Head Start

Contact Info:
Sarah Ochoa—Head Start Director
sochoa@capwn.org
3350 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341
Business: 308-635-3089
Fax: 308-635-0264

Counties Served:  Scottsbluff, Morrill, Box Butte

Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

Contact Info:
Mary Lariviere—Director of Early Head Start
mlariviere@nebraskaearly.org
3200 North 30th Street, Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68111
Business: 531-301-3025

County Served:  Douglas

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Carie Ahlgrim—Director
cahlgrim@nencap.org
603 Earl Street/PO Box 667
Pender,  NE 68047-0667
Business: 402-385-6300 ext.241
Fax: 402-385-6310
Cell: 402-360-5307

Counties Served:  Cuming, Dakota, Knox, Madison, Stanton, Thurston, Wayne

Northwest Community Action Partnership

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Jennifer Sorenson—Head Start Director
jsorenson@ncap.info
270 Pine Street
Chadron, NE 69337
Business: 308-432-3393
Fax: 308-432-4896

Counties Served:  Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Sheridan

Omaha Public Schools Head Start

Head Start

Contact Info:
Cindy Rasmussen—Head Start Director
cindy.rasmussen@ops.org
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Business: 531-299-9683

County Served:  Douglas

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Julie Prusa—Head Start Director
jprusa@theomahatribe.com
204 Chief Street
Macy, NE 68039
Business: 402-837-4110
Fax: 402-837-5340

Plattsmouth Community Schools Cass County Early Head Start/Head Start

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Juliana Beck—Early Childhood/Head Start Director
jbeck@pcsd.org
1912 East Highway 34
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Business: 402-296-5250
Fax: 402-296-5202

County Served:  Cass

Salvation Army—Early Head Start

Early Head Start (HB)

Contact Info:
Kelli Rhoades—Early Head Start Director
Kelli.Rhoades@USC.salvationarmy.org
3612 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Business: 402-898-5920
Fax: 402-898-7533

County Served:  Douglas

Santee Sioux Nation Head Start

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Joyce Thomas—Head Start Director
joycethomas555@yahoo.com
425 Frazier Avenue N, Suite 2
Niobrara, NE 68760
Business: 402-857-2738
Fax: 402-857-2535

County Served:  Knox County and the Santee Sioux Reservation

Sarpy County/ESU #3 Head Start

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Audra Oestreich—Head Start Director
aoestreich@esu3.org
701 Olson Dr., Suite 111
Papillion, NE 68046
Business: 402-339-6592; Ext. 108
Fax: 402-339-6738

County Served:  Sarpy

Saunders County Head Start

(Delegate of Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties)

Head Start

Contact Info:
Ben Kreifels—Elementary Principal
bkreifels@wahoowarriors.org
2056 N Hackberry Street
Wahoo, NE 68066
Business: 402-443-4250
Fax: 402-443-4731

County Served:  Saunders

Southeast Community Action Partnership, Inc. Head Start

Head Start

Contact Info:
Angie Antholz—Head Start Director
akantholz@senca.org
802 4th Street
Humboldt, NE 68376
Business: 402-862-2411 ext 107
Fax: 402-862-2428

Counties Served:  Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Early Head Start and Head Start

Contact Info:
Keri LaPointe —Head Start Director
keri.lapointe@winnebagotribe.com
317 Frenchman
Winnebago, NE 68071
Business: 402-878-4370 ext. 1702
Fax: 402-878-4373

Area Served: Winnebago Indian Reservation

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

Contact Info:
Peggy LaRose—Early Head Start Director
peggy.larose@winnebagotribe.com
317 Frenchman
Winnebago, NE 68071
Business: 402-878-4370 ext 1703
Fax: 402-878-4373

Area Served:  Winnebago Indian Reservation

Updated September 1, 2022 10:45am