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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 88 counties in the state of Ohio. 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.

Ohio Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Ohio Head Start Program Database:

Lake-Geauga United Head Start, Inc.
Painesville OH 44077
Head Start in the State of Ohio is a federally funded comprehensive developmental preschool program for income eligible children (ages 3-5) and their families. Lake-Geauga United Head Start, Inc. (LGUHS, Inc.) receives grants from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services and the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Safety, Health and Nutrition for the operation of the Head Start Program. There is no fee for eligible children and their families in this program that was designed in 1965 to primarily serve children from at-risk families.
LEADS Head Start
Newark OH 43055-4921
Head Start is a premiere quality development program for income eligible children ages three through five. It provides educational, medical, social service, and parent involvement opportunities for the families served and stresses positive attitudes, which are instrumental in developing the individual abilities.
Lima OH 45804-1306
L.A.C.C.A.'s Head Start program provides comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services to low income preschool children.
Lorain County Community Action Agency
Lorain OH 44052-0245
Head Start, the best known and most successful national poverty program, was originally implemented in 1966 to help break the cycle of poverty and promote school readiness. The Head Start program provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.
Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership
Youngstown OH 44504-1702
Head Start is a comprehensive pre-school program for children 3-5 years of age. Degreed teachers provide a nurturing learning environment that leads to the social, emotional and physical growth of the child.
Pickaway County Community Action Org. Inc.
Circleville OH 43113-1904
Head Start is a federally funded program providing comprehensive early educational assistance for preschool children, age’s three to five, and their families.
Portage Private Industry Council, Inc.
Ravenna OH 44266-2293
Head Start is a comprehensive, no cost preschool program for children 3-5 years of age (not kindergarten eligible). Applicants must be Portage County residents and meet certain income guidelines to be eligible.
Ross County CAC Head Start
Chillicothe OH 45601-2249
Ross County Community Action offers a Head Start program that serves children ages 3 to 5 years old and their families. Head Start provides your child with a high quality preschool education, nutritional meals and developmental screenings. Transportation to and from Head Start centers is generally offered for children based upon their location.
Cincinnati Public Schools Head Start
Cincinnati OH 45219-2551
Head Start is a federally-funded program that provides preschool education and ensures that both children and parents are prepared for kindergarten and for a life of learning. However, Head Start promotes far more than a quality education. Through either direct service or referrals, Head Start children also receive numerous health services ensuring good physical, dental, nutritional, and mental health. Head Start is available at no cost to pregnant moms, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age five from income-eligible families. Children with special needs are welcome. Three different Head Start programs exist to best serve our children and parents: Head Start Head Start serves children ages 3-5 who are not eligible for kindergarten.
Stark County Community Action Agency
Canton OH 44714
Head Start - Serves children ages 3 to 5 who are not eligible for kindergarten.