Early Head Start in Kansas
Head Start in Kansas

Early Head Start in Kansas

The Family Conservancy provides Early Head Start services to families living in Wyandotte and Johnson counties. Infants and toddlers, age 2 and under, who meet the program qualifications can receive comprehensive child development and family support services at partnering family and center-based child care programs. Families are asked to review the eligibility requirements below and apply for DCF childcare subsidy before scheduling an enrollment appointment.

Early Head Start offers a quality environment for your child and family in addition to:Early Head Start Kansas

  • A focus on school readiness
  • Developmentally appropriate educational curriculum
  • Developmental screenings
  • Health services
  • Parent involvement opportunities
  • Disability services
  • Nutritious meals

Early Head Start Partners

Centers (serves children up to age 3)

Angels of Grace Family Services
1220 Troup Ave
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 233-2944

Exploring Minds Academy
3112 S 51st Street
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 262-8460

Genesis Childcare –Bilingual Spanish/English
941 Scott Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 232 8315

Johnson County Community College
(Serves children 12 months to 30 months)
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS  66210
(913) 469-8500

KidZone Learning Center
15320 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 780-6365

Project Eagle
444 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 281-2648

The Rock at Stony Point
800 N. 78th Street
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 808 -5363

Tender Hearts Lenexa
11740 W 77th Street
Lenexa, KS 66214
(913) 962-2200

Tender Hearts Kansas City
2035 N. 82nd Street
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 788-2273

Family Childcare (serves children up to age 4)


Become an Early Head Start Partner

You can provide exceptional services to children and their families by becoming a Head Start provider.

The benefits of providing Head Start services through your family child care are:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Career development
  • Community and peer networking
  • A developmentally appropriate education curriculum
  • High quality services for all children and families in your program


  • Must hold a Kansas license
  • Serve 0-3 year old children
  • Maintain required liability insurance on all children
  • Be at least 21 years of age and have previous child care experience
  • Accept DCF childcare subsidy
  • Have a minimum Child Development Associate credential or begin studying for a CDA

Available to providers in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Missouri.

To Get Started
Please contact our Head Start Director Pam Black at 913-342-1110 ext. 1920.

Enroll Your Child

Please review eligibility requirements before scheduling an application appointment. Applications are accepted year long. To set-up an application appointment, please call 913.742.4183 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following items are needed at your application appointment:

  • Proof of all income for 12 months (examples: 1040 Tax form, TANF, SSI, Child Support)
  • Proof of birth
  • Proof of residency
  • Apply and/or know eligibility status of Child Care Subsidy with Department of Children and Families (DCF) or Foster Care Contractor
  • Current Immunization records
  • Current well-child exam or child assessment
  • Current dental record (if applicable-applies to children over the age of 1)
  • Insurance card (if available)
  • Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) with Infant Toddler Services (if applicable)


Who Is Eligible

  • Residents of Wyandotte or Johnson counties in Kansas.
  • Children age 2 and under (While the program serves 3-year-olds, we cannot enroll children over age 2.).
  • Must have an income that is at or below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines, receive SSI or TANF, or be in foster care or homeless.
  • Parents must be working, in school, or in a training program.
  • All programs are inclusive to children with disabilities.

If you have children older than 2 years old or live outside our service area, use the Head Start Locator to find a program that fits your needs.

Contact The Family Conservancy