Head Start

What is Head Start?

If you have a child that is not yet old enough for kindergarten, please consider Head Start.  Head Start services are provided to preschool-aged children (age 3 to kindergarten age).  Children receive a high-quality education in a classroom of 15-20 children with two or three adults.

What is Early Head Start?

Early Head Start services are provided to pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers.  Our Early Head Start classrooms are small to provide the best care for babies and toddlers.  And if you are expecting a child, we can work with you during your pregnancy while reserving a place for your child in one of our centers.

What is our mission?

Our mission is to provide a quality program to empower children and families for lifelong learning and success.

How Do I Apply?

Click the link below to view the application.  If you have questions, please use the Contact Us via our website.

Where are the Head Start Centers?

We have Head Start center locations

  • Clarke County
  • Decatur County
  • Lucas County
  • Monroe County
  • Wayne County

Please come for a visit.  Contact us via our website to request a visit.

What Makes This Service Unique?

  • Your child’s teacher has been trained to provide a high-quality early childhood education.
  • Your child will receive comprehensive nutrition, dental, health, mental health, and family support services.
  • If your child has a disability, or you think your child might have a disability, we can help you through the assessment and planning process for your child.
  • Head Start welcomes and enrolls all children who qualify.

Information for Current Families

If you are a parent of a currently enrolled child, check out our Information for Parents and Families page.

How to Apply

If you have questions about Head Start or Early Head Start please call, stop by one of our offices, or use the Application form to get started.