Head Start Programs Illinois Head Start YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a Head Start Program of Chicago, IL

801 North Dearborn Street
Chicago IL 60610-3316
Contact Phone
(312) 932-1010
Head Start is an early childcare and education program for children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families. The comprehensive program promotes school readiness, provides nutritious meals and access to free medical and dental services. In addition, Head Start offers parents educational and training programs.Federally funded and administered by FSS, Head Start has locations throughout the city in community-based organizations, private day care programs and Chicago Public Schools. Head Start children get the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
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 To EnrollCall 312.823.1100 to locate a site near you. You will receive a list of up to three sites in your neighborhood. Contact the sites directly; the staff will be happy to explain their enrollment process and services in detail
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