Head Start / Early Head Start

All Early Head Start / Head Start centers are open and providing in-person and virtual services to meet the needs of individual families.

  • Head Start and Early Head Start services are provided at no cost to families who qualify.
  • 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.
  • Head Start services are for families living in Miami-Dade County only.

Why choose Head Start and Early Head Start?

  • Full-day, high quality educational programs
  • Support services for children with special needs
  • Children do not need to be potty trained to be enrolled
  • Health and nutrition services
  • Child sensory and developmental screenings
  • Services to support social and emotional well-being
  • Free breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Parent engagement opportunities
  • Evidenced based parenting curriculum
  • Employment assistance and training for families
  • 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.

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