Head Start Programs Tennessee Head Start Knoxville-Knox County Head Start

Knoxville-Knox County Head Start, a Head Start Program of Knoxville, TN

2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville TN TN
Contact Phone
(865) 546-3500
HEAD START is a comprehensive preschool program for low income children and their families. Head Start provides children, including those with special needs, with services that actively encourage and promote social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth and development. Head Start fosters good health through current immunizations, physical and dental exams, and treatment. Parents have a variety of opportunities to participate in their child’s education from volunteering to becoming employed at a center. Support services to families include social services, mental health services, and transportation as needed.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

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