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Clark County

Kahoka Head Start

Ages 3-5    


157 E. Commercial, Kahoka, MO 63445   


Center Hours:  Full Day 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Center Supervisor: Chris Shoup


History of this Location:

The Kahoka Head Start Service Center opened in its current location of 157 E. Commercial Kahoka, MO 63445 in February of 1994.  This center operates a single session that runs from 7:30 till 3:30.  This location is shared with CAPNEMO Community Services Program.


Community Characteristics:

Population: 2,191.  Kahoka is the second largest town in our five county service area. The largest employers in Clark County includes; Clark County R-1 Schools, Clark County Nursing Home, Dadant Candles, Gregory Manufacturing and KFP Foundries.  Several residents necessitate travel outside of the community for employment.


Information on Facilities:

We are in a contractual agreement with McKee Enterprises for $674.00 per month.


Wayland Head Start/Early Head Start

Ages 0-5        


505 Welsh, Wayland, MO 63472   


Center Hours:  Full Day 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday                     


Center Supervisor:  Beth Howard           


History of this Location:

The Wayland Head Start Center opened in its current location in August of 1999.  This location was built for Head Start by Kahoka business man Neil McKee.  This center was originally set up as a partnership with the Clark County Public Schools to operate an early childhood center.  That partnership lasted for 3 years.  At that point the Public School moved that classroom to the school.  Head Start continues to provide services to 17 children and their families.  The center operates a single session from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 


Community Characteristics:

Wayland is small town with a population of 410.  Wayland has very few opportunities for employment.  Most families travel several miles for employment in larger towns.  


Information on Facilities:

CAPNEMO is in a contractual agreement with USDA Rural Development.  Head Start pays a monthly use allowance of $218.00. 

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