Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.
This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 67 counties in the state of Alabama. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.
Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.
The SEARP&DC Head Start Program is a child development program licensed by the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources to provide services to 324 children ages three - to - five years old enrolled at six Head Start Centers located in four rural Alabama counties. The Head Start Program, operating with HHS federal funding and local in-kind support, has provided continuous services to children in Southeast Alabama for over 34 years
Head Start exists because it is founded on the principal that we have high hopes that it is possible to set children and their families on a course toward a better life. Believing that disadvantaged children suffered from a lack of money rather than a lack of intelligence, a war on poverty was launched.
St. Clair County Head Start strives to provide high quality comprehensive services to the children and families served. It also works to establish a partnership between federal and local staff to continuously improve quality Head Start delivery. A comprehensive relationship is nurtured with local school systems in order to deliver high quality services.
The Tuskegee-Macon County Head Start Program believes that each child is unique and is entitled to an individualized, guided educational experience in a safe learning environment. Head Start believes that the human spirit is nurtured when parents and children are engaged together in the learning process. Head Start believes that when economically challenged families are provided with health, nutrition and social services, their financial stability and quality of life will improve. Head Start believes that when resources such as training, educational opportunities, job placement and community partnerships are provided, families and children are further empowered to succeed!
Registration for the Walker County Head Start Program is held all year at the Head Start office located on Viking Drive. A child should be 3 years of age on or before September 2. Birth verification and proof of income are needed to register. Please call the Head Start office at 205-387-0555 for Head Start classroom locations and for further information .
ACHR's Head Start program, a key part of the ACHR Child Development Program, began in the summer of 1965. It is a comprehensive, quality program including educational, health, parent involvement and social services designed to prepare children ages 3-5 for entry into public school. Currently over 400 children are served at the Boykin Community Center in Auburn, the Darden Center in Opelika, and the Marian Wright Edelman Center in rural Russell County. Classrooms consist of 18 children in a mixed age grouping, a teacher with a BA in Family and Child Development, a BA in Early Childhood Education, or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential as well as an intern. In addition, a home based model is available to children and families in Russell County.
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves the needs of over 900 children and their families in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar and Tuscaloosa counties.
The mission of Cullman City Head Start is to offer eligible children and families of this community the quality guidance and community services we need to reach their highest potential of social competence that allows them to be successful in school and in life.
Mission Statement Families and Staff Working TogetherRecognizing that the parent is the chld's first teacher, the Dothan City Schools Head Start Program's goal is to involve the parent in planning, developing, and implementing the curriculum to assure reinforcement at home for the goals and objectives.We believe:that children, staff, and families must work cooperatively to meet the needs of each child while respecting family values and heritage.each family should be encouraged to strive for self-sufficiency.a partnership between families, communities, and Head Start will creat a network that will ensure the success of each child.
Birmingham AL 35204-3039
JCCEO Head Start currently provides services to 1,551 3-5 year-old children and their families. Applicants must furnish proof of income and have a legal birth certificate to complete an application. Applications are now being taken.
This innovative Head Start program was funded in July 1984 by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve eligible families in Jefferson County, Alabama. The JCCDC Head Start Family Child Care program was originally funded to serve 100 children. The program now serves 240 children.