Home Washington 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 35 counties in the state of Washington. 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.

Washington Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Washington Head Start Program Database:

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe (AIAN)
Kingston WA 98346-9700
Head Starts goal is to provide an environment filled with people, objects and experiences that stimulate each child's curiosity and learning. We encourage each child to develop his/her own unique pattern of interests, talents and skills. While we recognize that as each child grows and develops at different rates, their individual goals will help them in school readiness...The Class The 3-4 year old classroom has a maximum of 17 children with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.
Puget Sound Educational Service District - HS
Renton WA 98057-5221
Head Start The heart of our Head Start program is preschool classes for children. Children participate in learning activities, social development and problem-solving. They receive nutritious hot meals, health screening and follow-up. Each classroom has at least two skilled and trained teachers who work with parents to design individual learning plans for each child. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and to extend their child's learning and growth at home.
Quileute Head Start (AIAN)
La Push WA 98350
The Quileute Head Start Program is a comprehensive program for low income children and families. The program offers early childhood classes four days a week for three to five year old children, nutrition services, family support services, transportation, health services, mental health services, and disabilities services. Native children may enter the program as they turn three throughout the school year.
Reliable Enterprises
Centralia WA 98531-5517
Head Start is a federally funded program for pre-kindergarten children age three and four years. It provides services in the areas of education, health, social services, and parent involvement for income-eligible families. Reliable Enterprises is the Grantee Agency for Lewis County Head Start (LCHS). As the grantee, Reliable Enterprises has legal and fiscal responsibility for LCHS. It serves around 200 kids in Lewis County through six sites located in Centralia, Chehalis Toledo, Vader, Randle, and Salkum.
Samish Indian Nation (AIAN)
Anacortes WA 98221-2045
Head Start ProgramSeptember to MayM, T, Th, F 9am-1pm (No school on Wed)• Free comprehensive preschool program (3-5 yr. olds) for income eligible families or children with special needs• Health and developmental screenings• Home visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences• Parent involvement activities and Family Nights• USDA meal program• Child-centered, individualized educational curriculum focusing on children’s natural love of exploration and creativity• Intergenerational activities with the Elders program
Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon WA 98273-5821
Head Start is a free, comprehensive child development program for pregnant moms and/or children birth to five years of age from low-income families.
Skokomish Indian Tribe (AIAN)
Skokomish Nation WA 98584-9748
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program, which serves children three to five years old and their families. Head Start is a child-focused program with the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families. The Head Start Program has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children. The Skokomish Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development, medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition and parent involvement. In addition, the entire range of individualized services is responsive to and appropriate to each child's and family's developmental, ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage and experience.
Snohomish County Head Start and Early Head Start is a free, federally funded program that provides comprehensive child development, early learning and parent support services to low-income families with children from birth to five years old.
Sound To Harbor Head Start / ECEAP
Tumwater WA 98512
Mission Statement: Sound to Harbor Head Start and ECEAP provides comprehensive individualized preschool education, health education, and family support to promote family engagement and school readiness. Head Start is a federally funded program that serves children ages three to five who live in poverty, are homeless, are in foster care, or have a disability. ECEAP is a state funded program serving the same low-income population. The purpose of Head Start and ECEAP is to promote their school readiness by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. The high quality learning environment provided by Head Start and ECEAP supports children’s growth in language and literacy; cognition and general knowledge; physical development and health; social and emotional learning; and approaches to learning.
Suquamish Tribe (AIAN)
Poulsbo WA 98370
(Children with disabilities, Suquamish Tribal Members, Native American children and low income families are encouraged to apply.)