Head Start

In the News: In honor of the first day of preschool and the 50th anniversary of the Head Start program in Cuyahoga County, Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm, new president and CEO and Dr. Thea Wilson, Vice President of Children and Families for the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland joined more than 20 Head Start students and their teachers to kick off the school year.  State Representative Stephanie Howse also helped to welcome the children back to school.  Dr. Chisholm read the children's book Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin.  Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground and lots of other cool places at school.  And no matter where he goes, Pete nevers stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it's all good.


A colorful slideshow with fun story captions appeared on the homepage of Cleveland.com. 

Click here to see!  


There are still spots available in this year's Head Start preschool class! 

Open a door to a remarkable future for your child.  Early childhood learning is an important first step in laying an educational foundation for a young person’s success in school and life. Watching a young child walk into a classroom and be greeted by a teacher and other students is an exciting experience: it’s witnessing their first step into a world of learning that will be within their reach throughout the rest of their lives. 

Open the door to Head Start - your child’s first step in to a world of learning - today! Call our enrollment hotline at (216) 589-9922 or fill out a web enrollment form (use button below). 

What is Head Start? 

Head Start is a federally-funded program that provides preschool (3 – 5 year olds) education and ensures that both children and parents are prepared for kindergarten and for a life of learning. Through either direct service or referrals, Head Start children also receive numerous health services ensuring good physical, dental, nutritional, and mental health. 


  • Education: to provide a variety of learning experiences to help children grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. 
  • Health: to provide health services such as immunizations, dental, medical, and mental health, and nutritional services, and early identification of health problems. 
  • Parent Involvement: to involve parents in the planning and implementation of activities. Parents can serve on policy councils and committees that make administrative decisions; participate in classes and workshops on child development; and volunteer in the program. 
  • Social Services: to provide outreach to families to determine what services they need.



RECRUITMENT HOTLINE - (216) 589-9922


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