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Head Start


Head Start is a child development program serving three and four year old children from primarily income-eligible families, in each of our 10-counties. Ten percent of the funded enrollment is set aside for children with documented disabilities.


The following services are provided:

  • Education in a learning environment
  • Comprehensive health services
  • Disability services for individuals with special needs
  • Nutrition education
  • Social services
  • Development and hearing screenings
  • Nutritious meals
  • Parent involvement and training opportunities

You may apply if...

  • Your child will be 3 or 4 before October 1st or upon the child's 3rd birthday.
  • Your family's income falls within established poverty guidelines.

Before your child may attend...

  • Your child must have an up-to-date immunization record.

Funding Source

Head Start is a federally funded program through an annual grant from the Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families.

Contact your local Head Start center for more information.