Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start &
Early Head Start

Prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Head Start and Early Head Start are two nationally-funded early education programs for low-income children and their families. We offer full-day, campus-based programs at no cost to eligible families (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with some sites offering extended hours from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).

Early Head Start is for children ages 0 to 3 years old.

Head Start is for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

Both programs provide a child-centered, play-focused education that values your child’s development while offering resources that support you as a parent:

  • Learning experiences promoting social, emotional, physical, reasoning and creative life skills
  • Strong teacher-child interactions
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Daily physical activity and outdoor play
  • Referrals to and onsite delivery of disability and behavioral health services
  • Home visits to reinforce home-based learning, supportive parenting, and social-emotional development
  • Activities that involve parents and families
  • Services for children with special care needs

Are you pregnant?

Early Head Start offers prenatal and postnatal education through a regular visit in the comfort of your home. Specially trained Family Services Advocates visit expectant moms once a week to help support and guide you through the stages of pregnancy and child development until your little one is able to enter an Early Head Start center.