Find a Center

Your Head Start or Early Head Start location is determined by zip code.

You will attend the Head Start Center that is closest to your home or work.  To find a center:

Call or email any center to ask questions, enroll or find out more about Head Start.

YWCA St. Louis operates 11 Head Start locations in the St. Louis area. We also have 11 Child Care Partnerships, which are private centers that provide services to Head Start or Early Head Start eligible families. The offering at each setting is unique, diverse, and tailored to its community.

All of our Child Care Partner sites follow stringent federal guidelines, are state licensed and accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or the Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth. All partners hire qualified staff that is committed to a standard of excellence in early childhood services.

In alphabetical order
Programs operated by YWCA St. Louis have a (Y) by their name.
Programs operated by our childcare partners have a (CP) by their name.

If you need assistance, please call or stop by our main office:

YWCA Head Start Central Office
1911 Beltway Drive
St. Louis, MO  63114
(314) 427-4940  or after hours (314) 427-4765, ext. 402
Email us at:

Location NameAddressPhone NumberServicing Area Codes
Ambrose Family Center (CP)222 W. Cedar St. Louis, MO 63119(314) 963-6440 Fax (314) 968-9259
Bessie T. Draper Early Head Start and Pregnant Women's Center (Y)4642 West Florissant St. Louis, MO 63115(314) 388-2495
Cornerstone Center for Early Learning (CP)3901 Russell St. Louis, MO 63110(314) 865–5244 Fax (314) 865-0482
Early Explorers Child Development Academy1232 Robert L. Powell Place St. Louis, MO 63133(314) 726-3000
Educare Center (Y)1101 Milwaukee St. Louis, MO 63122(314) 821-447063122, 63124, 63127
Every Child’s Hope (ECH) (CP)8240 St. Charles Rock Road St. Louis, MO 63114(314) 427–5358 Fax (314) 426-2276
Ferguson/Florissant (Griffith)200 Day Drive Ferguson, MO 63135(314) 521-5971 (ext. 1014)
Ferguson/Florissant Even Start (CP)201 Brotherton Ferguson, MO 63135 (314) 595-3910 Fax (314) 595-3915
Betty J. Robinson Center (Y)4146 Garfield St. Louis, MO 63113(314) 535-950163107, 63113, 63115, 63147
Guardian Angel (CP)1127 North Vandeventer Ave. St. Louis, MO 63113(314) 231-3188 Fax (314) 231-8126
Kingdom House (CP)1321 11th Street St. Louis, MO 63104(314) 421-0400 Fax (314) 241-2366
Lewis and Clark Center (Y)10242 Prince Drive St. Louis, MO 63136(314) 868-5205
Maplewood ECC (CP)2801 Oakland Ave. Maplewood, MO 63143(314) 644-4405 Fax (314) 781-1896
North County Center (Y)10725 Vorhoff St. Louis, MO 63136(314) 867-952263136, 63137, 63138, 63031, 63033, 63034, 63042
Overland Center (Y)2212 North Warson St. Louis, MO 63114(314) 426-150663114, 63130, 63132, 63133, 63134, 63141, 63146, 63042, 63043, 63044, 63074
Pagedale Center (Y)1436 Ferguson St. Louis, MO 63133(314) 727-113463114, 63121, 63133
Pine Lawn Center (Y)4100 Peyton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63121(314) 382-904163121, 63120
South County Center (Y)4974 Heege Road St. Louis, MO 63123(314) 544-8383
St. Louis Transitional Hope House (CP)1611 Hodiamont Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112(314) 382-3801 Fax (314) 382-2316
St. Martin’s Child Center (CP)6315 Garfield St. Louis, MO 63134(314) 524-4719 Fax (314) 524-5969
University City Children’s Center (CP)6646 Vernon Ave. St. Louis, MO 63130(314) 726-0148 Fax (314) 721-0939
West Florissant Center (Y)4632 West Florissant St. Louis, MO 63118(314) 385-059863107, 63115, 63147