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 1 counties in the state of District of Columbia. 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.
Rosemount Center provides early childhood education and family support services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their families in its center-based and home-based programs. Focused on helping the District of Columbia's neediest residents, the Infant/Toddler Program serves pregnant women, infants and toddlers (ages 6 weeks to 3 years). The Preschool Program serves preschool children (ages 3 to 5 years). Enrollment options include full tuition, local government subsidized, and federally funded opportunities.
Head Start is for families with children between the ages of 3 and 5.
Step into a Bright Beginnings classroom and you will see brightly-colored childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s artwork covering the walls, an inviting book and reading area and different learning areas in each classroom. You will find highly-qualified and caring teachers who understand the special needs of children living in homeless environments and work diligently and patiently to support their learning and developmental progress.
The school, funded by a unique consortium of private and public partners, will provide direct services to 157 infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families in the Parkside Community. It will also serve to spark improvements in early childhood programs throughout the District by spreading evidence-based practices and creating new champions for early learning.
DCPS provides additional Head Start comprehensive services to children attending pre-school and pre-kindergarten programs at all Title I schools, including family support services and assistance in accessing health, dental, and nutrition services.DCPS preschool and pre-kindergarten programs operate on the regular school system calendar for the length of a typical school day, and are free of cost to residents of the District of Columbia.