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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

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Community Action and Human Services

Lucia Davis-Raiford, Director

Overtown Transit Village North
701 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136

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