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 23 counties in the state of Maryland. 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 Anne Arundel County Head Start Program is a comprehensive academic program that serves over 400 students in 6 centers around Anne Arundel County. The program has been serving children ages 3-5 for more than 40 years.
Head Start is a federally funded program that provides child development and comprehensive family services for children from low-income families. Head Start programs serve children from three to five years of age. Services are available for children from zero to three years of age in Early Head Start programs. Special services are available to meet the needs of children with disabilities. Community partnerships maximize resources and services.
Community Action Council of Howard County Head Start provides free pre-school to eligible 3- to 5-year-old children. Head Start provides family support services, nutritional assistance, and transportation to students in our part-day program. A developmentally appropriate environment is supported by qualified teaching staff and component area coordinators that ensure quality programming and compliance with Federal and State regulations.
A positive learning environment and developmentally appropriate experiences are provided to children 3 to 5 years of age at 10 locations throughout Garrett County. Health, Nutrition, and Parent and Family Support services are also available.
Center Based and Home Based Services offered.
Head Start of Washington County, Inc. is a private, nonprofit, agency dedicated to making a difference in the community by providing comprehensive child and family development services to low-income, at-risk populations throughout Washington County.
HRDC Head Start is a federally funded program that implements education, health and parent involvement into a secure, productive environment. Services are provided to qualifying low-income families in the tri-state area. Families of children ages 3 to 4 years old receive comprehensive preschool opportunities including components focusing on health, nutrition, education, disability services, parent involvement, medical and social services. The emphasis is on the total family - not just the children.
MRDC Head Start offers comprehensive services to low income families including early childhood education, nutrition, health and social services, and encourages strong parental involvement. MRDC Head Start operates centers throughout Caroline, Cecil and Harford Counties.
The mission of the Judy Center is to promote school readiness for children within the Adelphi/Cool Spring community. This mission is accomplished through school system and community partnerships providing comprehensive services for children from birth through age five and their families.
SHORE UP!’s Head Start Program provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to services, including education, health, nutrition, social services, and parent involvement. The program serves 1,041 children in seven counties each year. A family-oriented program, Head Start fosters the parents’ role as the principal influence on the child’s development and as the child’s primary educator, nurturer, and advocate.
The Y's Baltimore County Head Start program has been designated a National Center of Excellence by the Department of Health Services. Our program is only one of ten Head Start programs in the country, and the only Y in the U.S. to receive this designation.