Skip to Primary Content

Miami-Dade County continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19). Get the latest updates

Head Start / Early Head Start

Head Start / Early Head Start is a free, high-quality educational program for eligible children from birth through 5 years of age.

Early Head Start serves children from birth until they are 3 years old, as well as expectant mothers.

Head Start serves children who are 3 to 4 years old by September 1, or no older than 5 years old after September 1.

Children do not need to be potty trained for either program.

Head Start services are for families living in Miami-Dade County only.

Services include:

  • Full-day educational programs
  • Child development screenings
  • Health and nutrition services
  • Free breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Parent engagement opportunities
  • Support services for children with special needs
  • Transportation assistance is provided to children with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) receiving a prescribed treatment or therapy arranged by the program. Full details regarding transportation options will be provided.

Home activities while Head Start programming is suspended - week of March 30

Related Documents

Phone Number(s)

Email / Mail

Community Action and Human Services

Lucia Davis-Raiford, Director

Overtown Transit Village North
701 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136
786-469-4600786-469-4600

Contact Us

You are now leaving the official website of Miami-Dade County government. Please be aware that when you exit this site, you are no longer protected by our privacy or security policies. Miami-Dade County is not responsible for the content provided on linked sites. The provision of links to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement.

Please click 'OK' to be sent to the new site, or Click 'Cancel' to go back.