• Literacy Providers

    OrganizationPurposePopulation Served Number Served in Clay County Area Served
    1. 4-CTo insure accessibility, availability and affordability of quality childcare services.Birth to 12 years of age.

    379 children served
    24 Licensed providers
    28 Unlicensed providers

    Wabash Valley
    2. Adult Secondary CreditIndividuals who are 16 years and older may earn up to 12 credits toward a regular high school diploma.16 years and older40-50 students served during the year.Clay County
    3. Alternative School
    ( Forest Avenue Academy )
    To provide an alternative educational structure and environment for students failing in the regular educational setting.Students grades 6 through 12 as referred by their school.30-60 students served during the year.Clay County
    4. Brazil Public LibraryProvide services and resources that compliment the objectives of residents, community agencies and institutions.All age groupsAll residents of Clay CountyBrazil City & Brazil Twp. (Tax)/County residents (annual fee)
    5. Child Care Network (Division of Head Start)To provide a mentor for child care providers. Provides instruction, modeling of developmentally appropriate practices. Offers information on certification and licensing.Child Care ProvidersFive child care providers (22 children)Clay County
    6. Clay County Literacy CoalitionProvide free tutoring for improving or learning to read.Adults 18 years or older (16 to 18 year old not attending a high school)15 – 20 individualsClay County
    7. Clay Comm. Schools Special ServicesTo serve students with disabilities with an individualized educational plan.Students attending Clay Community Schools including a preschool for ages three to five .869 individual studentsClay County
    8. Cooperative Extension

    Provide assistance:
    1) Home and Family
    2) 4-H
    3) Community Development
    4) Agriculture/Horticulture

    All age groupsCombined programs serve approximately 5930 individuals.

    Clay County

    9. Fathers and families

    Provide parenting, financial planning, and legal assistance.

    Assist with employment and education.
    Fathers - may include family.25 clientsClay and Owen County
    10. First Steps/Step AheadTo assist family members and service providers concerned about a child's development. Intake coordinator assesses and provides access to any services needed.Children ages birth through 2 years of age.35 children being served.Clay County
    11. Step AheadTo streamline services to families and children by allowing agencies and parents to work together. Provide networking and collaboration.All age groups with an emphasis on children and families.Not available. Unable to identify population served by multiple agencies and services.Clay County
    12. GED/Adult Ed.To provide free Adult Basic Education and GED preparation classes.

    16 years of age and older (Not in high school).

    Over 100 adults attending 12 hours or moreClay County
    13. Head StartTo provide a free preschool program for income eligible families. Home base program offered for Ages 0 – 3.Birth to 5 years old.

    24 Home based (3-5)
    67 center based 3 to 5
    12 Early H.S. (0-3)

    Clay County
    14. Healthy FamiliesTo address the questions, concerns and stresses that confront new parents .Parents of new born children.40 familiesClay County
    15. Preschool/ Nursery for Adult Ed.To provide developmentally appropriate childcare for parents enrolled in adult education - Wednesdays only.Cooperative nursery ages 0-3. Preschool ages 4 and 5 .Preschool- 8 childrenClay County
    16. Rowe Center for Communication Disorders / ISU School of EducationTo provide speech therapy and hearing evaluation. No referral from a doctor is necessary. No fee for services.All age groupsInformation not available.Wabash Valley
    17. School NursesTo provide health counseling and education for students. Works with community.All children enrolled in Clay Community Schools Corporation.4509 school age children.Clay County
    18. Preschool Speech ServicesProvides screening, evaluation and therapy if needed.Ages 3 to 5 years72 children enrolledClay County
    19. Title One PreschoolProvides free preschool program once a week for 3, 4 and 5 year olds in the school districts.Children age 3 to 5 and a parent or designated family member.49 childrenTitle I schools
    20. WIETS Western Indiana Employment and Training ServicesTo help the unemployed and underemployment that leads to self sufficiency and to provide qualified youth with employment enrichment experiences.14 years and older50-100 annuallyClay, Vigo , Parke, Putnam and Vermillion County
    21. YMCA

    Provide programs that build health, spirit, mind, and body.

    All ages

    3500 membership (vs. 300 before new facility)
    120 After school program
    40-50 Child care daily

    Clay County