What We Offer

Head Start offers:

  • A safe, nurturing environment
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Kindergarten readiness skills
  • Research-based curriculum
  • State-licensed and Missouri Accredited
  • Teachers with an associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s education

Head Start is for children three to five years old. Our unique approach is focused on kindergarten readiness and promotes children’s progress in all developmental areas. There are two attendance options:

  • Full Day: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Half Day: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Limited transportation available for half-day services only.

Early Head Start is for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to age three. We provide children with a caring environment that will start them on the path to a lifetime of learning.

  • Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

We have 20 locations in the St. Louis Area. To find one near you, go to Find A Center.

How are Head Start and Early Head Start programs different than traditional child care?