the building blocks to your child’s future!
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 2018-2019 Head Start program year is August 1. Children need to be 3 years old by the August 1 date. Children who are 5 years old and do not meet their Corporation’s Kindergarten cutoff date may also apply.
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 Corporation 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.
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.