Home Massachusetts Head Start Programs

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 13 counties in the state of Massachusetts. 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.

Massachusetts Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Massachusetts Head Start Program Database:

JFK Family Services Center, Inc.
Charlestown MA 02129-2829
ABCD Head Start and Children's Services is the largest early childhood education program in Boston. We have established ourselves as national experts in the field of early childhood development with a proven track record of serving low-income families. Unlike traditional child care and other early education programs, Head Start focuses on preparing children for school, working to develop each child's social and learning skills through: High Quality Education Individualized Curriculum Family Case Management Disability Services and Support Mental Health Services for Children and Families Meal Plans Health Screenings (Including Dental, Vision and Hearing)
JFK Family Services Center, Inc.
Charlestown MA MA
Pre-school and School-age Child Care
Berkshire County Head Start Child Development Prog
Pittsfield MA 01201-5618
Mission Statement It is our goal to work with families and assist children to develop socially, cognitively, physically, and emotionally while fostering a positive self-image and love for learning that will help them succeed in our program, in public school and later in life.
Cape Cod Child Development Program
Hyannis MA MA
800-974-8860 or
A whole-family approach is at the heart of our Preschool/Head Start program. Our dedicated and highly-qualified staff will support your family through a host of services that focus on your child’s school readiness by promoting the total wellbeing of your entire family.
Child Development Head Start - Worcester Public
Worcester MA 01610-3159
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program whose focus is to provide quality instruction and education with an emphasis on early literacy and mathematics. Children leave Head Start prepared for elementary school and a successful transition to kindergarten. Teachers use research based curriculum. Instruction is provided in both individual and small group settings. The classroom environment and teacher instruction provide opportunities for each child to develop at their own pace in a stimulating and challenging setting.
Citizens For Citizens, Inc.
Fall River MA 02720-5330
Head Start is a free child development program which provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and social services to pre-school children ages 2.9 – 5 years of age from income eligible families. The overall goal of Head Start is to increase the child’s effectiveness in dealing with everyday life and later responsibilities in school and life. Because parents are the most important influence in their child’s development, Head Start provides many opportunities for parents to become involved in the program, and to improve their own education and employment potential.
Somerville MA 02143
The Community Action Agency of Somerville Headstart Program is a comprehensive developmental pre-school program that provides a variety od services to 355 loww-income children and families in the cities of Somerville and Cambridge. Our program provides disability services for at least 35 children and their families.
Community Action Program's Inter-City, Inc.
Chelsea MA 02150-2516
Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive child and family development program serving low income families with children between the ages of three to five (3-5) years old. Head Start has been operating a successful early childhood program since it's inception in 1965
Community Action, Inc.
Haverhill MA 01832
Community Action, Inc. (CAI) Head Start serves approximately 200 children per year and has OCCS 2 licensed centers in Haverhill and one in Newburyport. The program offers: part-day/part-year full-day/full-year programs.
Community Teamwork, Inc.
Lowell MA 01852-1803
Children's Village at the Mill is an early care and education program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers who are fifteen months up to five years old. Children's Village integrates Head Start and Early Head Start Standards within all areas of the center. Children's Village, Lowell's only downtown child care center, is located in the historic Market Mills complex. This bright, spacious center offers a small homelike feel to 66 children from birth through five years of age. The Village recently obtained accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This prestigious national accreditation represents a seal of high quality.