Head Start

Head Start provides services to eligible families with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Head Start is a comprehensive program that offers quality early education in and out of the home, parenting education, health and social-emotional wellness services (including for women before, during, and after pregnancy), nutrition education, and family support services.

While we guide the very young as they learn and play, we also share our expertise with parents. By actively participating in their children’s early education, parents enhance their development and create strong family bonds.

Head Start offers:

  • Early Head Start: Infant and toddler childcare for children up to age 3 and pregnant women (Arkansas, Lincoln and Lonoke County only)
  • Head Start: Preschool for children ages 3 to 5
  • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start: ages 6weeks to 5 (White, Desha and Louisiana only)

Center-Based Services

Each child receives a personalized educational program at the Head Start centers based on their specific strengths and needs. Through structured learning activities, play, and group learning experiences, children enter kindergarten with learning and social skills that rival that of their classmates.