Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. will no longer receive federal funding to provide Head Start services in Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn Counties, Wisconsin after June 30, 2021. Beginning on July 1, 2021 Community Development Institute Head Start (CDI HS) will begin providing Head Start services in this area on an interim basis.
We are hopeful that CDI HS will be able to operate Head Start services with minimal disruption of services to children and families. We have a team arriving in your local community to work in the following key areas to begin operations as soon as possible:
- Facilities (including licensing)
- Vendors (having vendor agreements in place, including food)
- Insurance (secure all of the legal insurances required)
- Transportation (if applicable)
The role of CDI HS is to provide services to children and families until a replacement grantee is selected by the federal Office of Head Start. This could be several months or longer. CDI HS has nothing to do with the selection of a replacement grantee.
You may call (877) 404-0746 toll-free or visit https://www.cdiheadstart.org/northwestwisconsin/ for the most up-to-date information regarding Head Start interim management services in your area. You may also contact your program staff who will be receiving more information as they participate in the upcoming process. For any other questions or if you would like to leave a message, you may call (715) 352-6330 and one of our team members will respond to you promptly.
Part of the process will include you electing parent members to the CDI HS Policy Council within the first 30-45 days of CDI HS operations. The Policy Council structure will be provided prior to the election process and you will be receiving a guide to Parent Committees titled The Parent Voice. From July 1, 2021 until the election of the regular Policy Council an interim/temporary PC will be formed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. You can be assured that we will do our best to deliver quality Head Start services with as minimal amount of disruption as possible. We are looking forward to working with you.
UPDATED: May 12, 2021
We enjoyed meeting with everyone who was able to attend the All Staff meeting with us on May 11, 2021!
Once you have applied for and accepted a position in ADP, the next step in our process is Orientation. That mandatory orientation meeting will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9AM to 3PM for our new Head Start staff.
The meeting will be located in the cafeteria at the ICAA Administrative Office, 1000 West College Avenue, Ladysmith, WI. Lunch will be provided and masks must be worn. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at: 1-800-383-6685 or HR@NWWHS.org.