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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 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.

Maryland Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Maryland Head Start Program Database:

Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Annapolis MD 21401-3411
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.
Catholic Charities
Westminster MD 21157
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.
The Y of Central Maryland is one of the largest providers of Head Start services in Maryland. We are the Grantee for Head Start in Baltimore County and are a Delegate of the Baltimore City Head Start program. Our main objective is to prepare young, economically disadvantaged children for success in school and life. We provide comprehensive early intervention to low-income children and their families and help support parents as the first and primary educator of their children. Collectively, we serve more than 950 infants, toddlers and preschool children through our Head Start programs.
Head Start is a federally funded program serving three and four year old children whose parents are below or at the edibility guidelines. UBHS has been rated as one of the finest Head Start Centers in the country. Parents have three options from which to choose; a Full day—7:30am - to 5:30pm, morning part day—8:00 to 11:30am, and afternoon part day 12:30 to 4:00pm. There is a waiting list of children to enter the program. Children receive ¾ of their daily meals. Teachers are certified in early childhood education, CPR, and First Aid.
St. Vincent de Paul Head Start
Baltimore MD MD
Head Start is a comprehensive education program for pre-school children in Baltimore, Maryland, designed to help prepare the children for school success. The program works in partnership with parents, extended family, and members of the community to offer developmentally appropriate educational, health, and social services, case management and family support to the children and their families.
St. Bernardine's Head Start
Baltimore MD MD
Head StartOur purpose is to ensure that all children, especially low income children are afforded an opportunity to develop their cognitive, social, and emotional skills. We also ensure that parents are actively involved in the process, and understand that they are the primary educators of their children. The child must be three by December 31 of the current year, have up-to-date shots, and parents must be within the income guidelines. Children with disabilities are accepted. Parents are strongly urged to participate and be actively involved. Call 410-233-4581 .
Metro Delta Head Start
Baltimore MD MD
Metro Delta is committed to providing a comprehensive preschool program that addresses social/emotional, physical and cognitive skills in preparation for transition to public school. We provide a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that includes qualified staff. Metro Delta also collaborates with Martin Luther King, Jr., Early Head Start Program (serving infants and toddlers) and Eutaw Marshburn Elementary School (providing part-day children with a full-day of educational services).
Morgan State University Head Start
Baltimore MD MD
The Morgan State University Head Start Program was established in 1979 and sponsored jointly by the Department of Housing and Community Development and Morgan State University's School of Education and Urban Studies. Morgan's Head Start Program serves 224 children and families and is located in the northeast section of Baltimore City. The program is currently housed in, Walter P. Carter Elementary School, Walter P. Carter Recreation Center, and Govans Elementary School.
St. Jerome's Head Start
Baltimore MD MD
St. Jerome's Head Start in Baltimore City, MD, is a child and family development program that enables children from low-income families to be better prepared when entering kindergarten, thereby improving the likelihood of their success in school and in life.
UMOJA Head Start
Baltimore MD MD
UMOJA Head Start Academy enrolls children ages 3 to 5 years old. As a federally funded program, we must enroll children who meet the Head Start family income guidelines.