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 8 counties in the state of Connecticut. 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.
Provides educational experience for pre-schoolers as well as directed activities that promote physical, nutritional, emotional, and social development of children while encouraging parent involvement.
Since 1965, Head Start has provided low-income children and families across the United States with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. This highly successful program works to break the cycle of poverty for families and improve preschool children's opportunities for academic achievement.
Head Start is a federally-funded program for eligible children, age three to five and their families. Head Start programs combine school readiness curricula with medical, dental, nutritional, and social service supports for income-eligible children and their families.
Head Start provides an array of comprehensive, quality services, including health, nutrition, parent support, education, and mental health, to children ages three to five and their families. The program’s vision is “each child and family leaves Head Start, healthy, eager to learn, and ready for success.” Program staff work closely with families to ensure that each child has the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in kindergarten. Early Head Start offers the same comprehensive services through a home-based model for expectant mothers and families of children ages birth to three.
Head Start/School Readiness - comprehensive family-centered programs for children in New Britain between the ages of three and five. Head Start serves low-income families and includes transportation. School Readiness serves all families on a sliding scale, based on family income. NAEYC Certified.
New Opportunities Early Childhood Development Centers nurture and promote school readiness for infants and children, age 6 weeks to 5 years, from low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional and social services
Head Start is a Federal and State funded program for parents and preschool children. The program says the whole family is important and the parents are the primary educator of their child. Head Start provides a comprehensive child development program that addresses the needs of children and families in the area of education, social services, health, nutrition, disabilities and mental health, and parent involvement.
Head Start is a federally funded program for parents and preschool children. We are a comprehensive school readiness program and welcome children with documented disabilities, providing services accordingly. Head Start's philosophy is that the parent is the primary educator for their child and that the whole family is important. Our role is to support this philosophy.
The Community Houseâ€™s Head Start program serves 163 pre-school aged children and their families by providing a strong foundation in meeting lifeâ€™s challenges. West Haven Head Start has been licensed by the state of Connecticut and accredited by the national Association for the Education of Young Children for more than 25 years.
FREE Preschool Program Serving Ages 3-5
Serving Meriden, Wallingford, Southington & Berlin
School Readiness Program
Nutritious Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Provided prepared on site
Full and Part-Day Classes
Hearing, Vision & Developmental Screenings
Care 4 Kids Accepted
No transportation is provided.