Head Start

Head Start in Kansas City

Head Start Services

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.

Head Start in Kansas Application

Head Start Locator

If you live outside of the Kansas City metro, please use the Head Start Locator to find a program in your community.

Head Start Locator

Success Stories

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.

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