Head Start

What is Head Start?

If you have a child that is not yet old enough for kindergarten, please consider Head Start.  Head Start services are provided to preschool aged children (age 3 to kindergarten age).  Children receive high quality education in a classroom of 15-19 children with two or three adults.

What is Early Head Start?

Early Head Start services are provided to pregnant women, and families with infants and toddlers.  Our Early Head Start classrooms are small to provide the best care for babies and toddlers, with just eight children and two teachers.  And if you are expecting a child, we can work with you during your pregnancy while reserving a place for your child in one of our centers.

Where are the Head Start Centers?

We have Head Start center locations in Cedar County, Clinton County, Muscatine County, and Scott County.  Please come for a visit.  Use the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page to request a visit.

What Makes This Service Unique?

  • Your child’s teacher has been trained to provide a high quality early childhood education.
  • Your child will receive comprehensive nutrition, dental, health, mental health, and family support services.
  • If your child has a disability, or you think your child might have a disability, we can help you through the assessment and planning process for your child.
  • Head Start welcomes and enrolls all children who qualify.

How Do I Apply?

Start your application process now, or use the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page to ask a question.

Information for Current Families

If you are a parent of a currently enrolled child, check out our Information for Parents and Families page.