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Enrollment Schedule

During the Head Start program year, the teachers and students will follow the School Corporation’s calendar in which they reside.

For Head Start program participants, transportation will be provided by the School Corporation’s Transportation Departments.

For participants of the Head Start Community Child Care program, transportation is the responsibility of the parents.

To learn more about the enrollment process, visit our Enrollment page.

Head Start Enrollment Schedule
Head Start - the building blocks to your child's future

Head Start
the building blocks to your child’s future!

Our School Buildings are closed for the remainder of the year, for Head Start, Early Head Start, Early Head Start CCP, and Title I programs. 

Head Start is a FREE, federally-funded pre-school program for qualified families.

This school-readiness program provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to children from income-eligible families with children ages 0-5 years old, including children with special needs.

The age cutoff date for the 2020-2021 Head Start program year is August 1. Children need to be 3 years old by August 1. Children who are 5 years old and do not meet their Corporation’s Kindergarten cutoff date may also apply.

Please Note: South Bend Community School Corporation and School City of Mishawaka, the cutoff is October 1 and Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation cutoff is September 1. 

What to Expect

Your child will be in a learning environment that promotes language, literacy, mental, physical, social and emotional development. Head Start staff are trained to honor and support your role as your child’s most important teacher. Your Head Start program will encourage you and all parents to participate in their activities.

For full details, download the Parent Handbook (English) or (Spanish)

Head Start What to Expect