Head Start / Early Head Start

Head Start programs promote the school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children and are available at no cost to families with low income. Families and children experiencing homelessness, and children in the foster care system are also eligible. Additionally, Head Start services are available to children with disabilities and other special needs. 

Early Head Start programs provide services for pregnant women and children from birth up to 3 years old and the child is ready to transition into a Head Start program or another pre-K program. Head Start programs are available for children ages 3 to 5.  The programs support children's growth in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include: 

  • early learning and development

  • health and physical development

  • social services

Services are provided in a variety of settings including classroom based centers,  and the children's own homes. Programs may provide transportation to the centers so enrolled children can participate regularly.  Centers are open on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Classroom schedules coincide with local Independent School Districts.








Our Family Service Staff guide parents through the referral process to access additional services when needed. Children who experience disability or have special needs, including those with intellectual, developmental, physical and/or learning disabilities, are welcome in all programs.

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We believe children need to be physically and emotionally healthy to learn and grow.

Our Nutrition Department  provides nutritious meals that encourage healthy food choices for students, building the foundation for a balanced and healthful approach toward food. Children learn to take turns and to serve themselves while participating in Family Style Meals.

We provide a variety of screenings to assess for vision, hearing, dental, developmental or mental health needs, to ensure all children are receiving the services they need.

CONTACT US   888-511-5094   headstart@wicap.org
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Documents you may need

  • Completed and signed HS/EHS application

  • Birth Certificate or Proof of Birth

  • Proof of pregnancy (for pregnant moms applying)

  • Copy of Medicaid card

  • Proof of all income

  • Copy of immunization record