The mission of Two Rivers Head Start Agency is to alleviate the effects of poverty by providing education, support services and opportunities for children, families and communities. To that end, Two Rivers offers the following programs: Head Start: Free, half-day preschool is available for income-eligible children ages three to five throughout Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, Grundy, and Boone Counties. Full year/full day programs in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Human Services offer working parents a high quality educational experience. Full year/full day programs are currently available in Carpentersville, Aurora, Elgin, and Sycamore. Head Start and Early Head Start are funded by the United States Dept. of Health and Human Services. Early Head Start: Early Head Start offers home-based services, weekly play groups, developmental screenings, and educational stimulation for infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3 in Aurora, Elgin, and Carpentersville. The goals are to support parents in their roles as primary caregivers and educators of their children and to promote the development of infants and toddlers. Community Services Block Grant: Emergency services, including rent, medical and food assistance, and employment training are available for low-income residents of Kane County. This program is funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.