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 91 counties in the state of Indiana. 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.
At Area Five Agency Head Start, we offer a Center based program. All of our Head Start children attend a local classroom for five hours, four days per week. Some, depending on location of home, receive transportation services as well. The children attend class Monday through Thursday beginning at 8:30 AM or 9:30 AM depending on the classroom to which they are assigned. While attending class, the children are fed breakfast and lunch. They also receive five hours of Early Childhood Education.
The objective of Education and Early Childhood Development for CFS Head Start is to provide all children with a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment, in order to help them gain the awareness, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in their present environment, and to deal with later responsibilities in school and in life.
Head Start is a free, comprehensive program for children ages 3 years & 3 months to kindergarten eligible whose families meet income guidelines (100% of Poverty). Children with diagnosed disabilities may start at age 3 and are not subject to income guidelines. Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start serves 306 children per school year in Wayne County.
Welcome to the Floyd County head Start Web Site!New Albany Head Start is a Preschool for income eligible familiesBringing Staff, Community, and Families together to promote Education, Wellness, and Self-sufficiency
At Geminus Head Start, we offer preschool and government assisted child care services. Our preschool program is available for children ages three to five. We welcome disabled children and kids of all genders, cultures, languages, ethnicity and family structures. With Geminus Head Start, your child will get a great start in our preschool as all of our teachers are fully certified to teach.
Hoosier Uplands has been providing Head Start services since the program's inception in 1965. Head Start is a family centered child development program designed to provide a safe, healthy environment for those who attend. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically. The Head Start staff recognize that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. Head Start staff welcome parental involvement in Head Start activities and will work with parents as partners in their child's educational activities. Head Start serves nutritious meals and provides medical, dental, vision, speech and hearing screenings for each child enrolled. Transportation is also available to most of the children enrolled in the Head Start Program. The Hoosier Uplands Head Start Program is funded to serve a total of 287 children in the four county service area of Lawrence, Martin, Orange and Washington Counties of Indiana.
Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The Head Start program is operated by local non-proft organizations in almost every county in the country. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. They receive healthy meals and snacks and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.
In 1997, the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission (K-IRPC) was awarded a grant to provide services to 108 children and their families in Jasper, Newton, and Pulaski counties in northwest Indiana. Since that time the agency has participated in expansion opportunities with the state and currently is awarded a grant with the Department of Health and Human Services to serve 148 children and their families.
Kosciusko County Head Start provides part-day classes in Warsaw, North Webster, and Mentone. Transportation services are available for part-day classes. One full-day, full-year program is available in Warsaw for eligible families. All classrooms are accredited through the National Association of the Education of Young Children.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds this comprehensive child development program for low-income 3 to 5 year old preschoolers. Education, Health, Social Services, Family Involvement, Nutrition, and Handicap services are available at centers located in Crawford, Harrison, Perry and Spencer Counties.