Our mission is to empower children and families to develop positive skills to meet life's challenges.
"Our experience with Head Start has been phenomenal. They have made us feel welcome and comfortable. They have also provided us with much-needed clothing items and resources."
"Thank you so much for your generous food donation to the Crisis Food Center. The items you sent us will help so much in our mission to supply healthy foods to our clients. We truly appreciate your efforts."
-Board & StaffCrisis Food Center
"AMAZING!!! I have one child that's center based and one that's about to be home based. All the staff is wonderful with the children and my daughter has so much fun. She loves to tell me what they did that day. I love to see her love school."
"I think this is an absolutely wonderful program with an excellent curriculum and staff at the GC South location! I'm a very proud supporter and I'm happy to also be a part of it as a parent. I love the meetings we have and wish more parents could make it to them. As a whole, I believe we can make our children just as proud of us as we are of them. It's truly ALL about the betterment of our children and their education!"
"My greatest regret is not getting involved earlier with Riverbend."
“I was overjoyed when I saw the bright smiles on the faces of the children at Riverbend Head Start. They do such a great job of helping to educate children and motivating parents so they no longer live in poverty. I just can't imagine a child so young experiencing the struggles they deal with, but I'm happy they have Riverbend Head Start to help.”
“My children will have their best chance at success because of Riverbend Head Start.”
“As a single father of twin toddlers, Riverbend Head Start fills the gap of their mother. I’m grateful I chose Riverbend Head Start for early childhood education.”
“I am forever grateful to Riverbend Head Start for empowering me to be the very best advocate for my child not only now, but for the rest of my life."
“Riverbend Head Start has played a major role in helping me to better understand my child’s needs, and recognizing where she is, and where she should developmentally. So, when you ask, what does Head Start mean to me? Well, it means EVERYTHING!”
Riverbend Head Start & Family Services 550 Landmarks Blvd., 3rd Fl. Alton, IL 62002 P: 618-463-5946