Head Start early education promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families by supporting the mental, social and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social and other supports.
Head Start encourages the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. Programs build relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to their peers and community.
Head Start Enrollment and Eligibility
Head Start in Kansas
Your family may qualify if you have a child under the age of 5; live in Johnson or Wyandotte counties in Kansas; and are income eligible, homeless, receive TANF/ SSI, or your child is in foster care.
Learn how TFC’s Head Start program is changing lives in the Kansas City area.
Head Start Options
Child Care Program-Based Head Start
We partner with existing child care providers helping them to meet the individualized needs of each child. We improve the capacity and quality of their program so, together, we can prepare children for kindergarten.
Home-Based Head Start
Our early education specialists work with families in their homes, helping parents be their child’s first and best teacher.