Child and Family Development

Child and Family Development Programs

Community Action Wayne/Medina offers a variety of programs designed to support children and their caregivers.  We serve over 750 children and families each year in our Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child and Family Development programs.

Available Programs


    Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for children ages 3-5.  Early Head Start is designed for children birth to 3 years.  Both programs use a two-generational, comprehensive approach to ensuring children and their caregivers are ready for school.

    CAW/M is the sole grantee for both Head Start and Early Head Start services in Wayne and Medina Counties.  We serve 373 HS children and 165 EHS children at any given time in our center-based and home-based programs.


    CAW/M has two staff who are certified car seat safety technicians.  Our staff provides classes that are open to the community and teach how to properly install and use a car seat, safety laws, and more.  As a compliment to the car seat classes, staff also visit classrooms to teach children about the importance of passenger safety using Buckle Bear, the car safety ambassador.