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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.

Alabama Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Alabama Head Start Program Database:

Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc.
Auburn AL 36830-4607
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 which is designed to meet the needs of all enrolled children and their families by maximizing their strengths and unique experiences, including culturally diverse backgrounds and disabilities.
The Head Start Preschool and Alabama Office of School Readiness Pre-K classrooms promote school readiness by offering a socially stimulating learning environment that encourages children, ages 3 to 5, to engage in hands-on experiences and explore the world around them.
Cheaha Regional Head Start
Talladega AL AL
Cheaha Regional Head Start/Early Head Start has developed a disabilities service plan providing strategies for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities and their parents. Each child enrolled in our Head Start program receives several screenings within 45 days of enrollment. The children are screened for developmental level by using the LAP-D Screen (Learning Accomplishment Profile – Diagnostic).
Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc.
Tuscaloosa AL 35401-4807
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.
Cullman AL 35055-6019
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.
Dothan City Schools Head Start
Dothan AL 36301
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.
ECMHSP - Alabama Direct Services
Birmingham AL AL
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project's early education services are designed to put each child we serve on a path to school success. Our culturally-responsive curriculum targets the language, literacy, and other school readiness skills of older toddlers and preschoolers in each of their languages. For our infants and young toddlers, learning is nurtured through warm relationships with responsive teachers who understand each child's style and rate of learning.
Lauderdale County Head Start
Florence AL AL
W. C. Handy School was built on the property that originally belonged to W. C. Handy's family. William Christopher Handy came to the dedication of the school in 1952 and visited several other times.
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.