Head Start Programs Massachusetts Head Start Action For Boston Community Development, Inc.

Action For Boston Community Development, Inc., a Head Start Program of Boston, MA

178 Tremont Street
Boston MA MA
Contact Phone
(617) 348-6281
ABCD Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers, providing very young children with care and education proven to aid brain development in the earliest years. Early Head Start services prepare children to enter preschool and teaches new parents skills they need to be caregivers through: High Quality Education Individualized Curriculum Family Education and Case Management Disability Services Mental Health Services for Children and Families Meal Plans Health Screenings (Including Dental, Vision and Hearing)
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.

How to Apply
How Do I Apply? Visit or call your neighborhood Head Start site today to make an appointment with a family case manager. Bring the following to the appointment: Your child's birth certificate or proof of birth Household income verification Two proofs of City of Boston residency. There are other Head Start programs throughout the state also funded by the federal government with similar rules and eligibility.
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