Head Start         


  • First launched as an eight-week summer program in 1965, and was designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children from low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social health, and psychological needs.
  • Emphasizes child-initiated activities by providing materials, equipment and trained staff to assist in creative growth.
  • Has four major components:
    1. Education
    2. Health
    3. Parent Involvement
    4. Social Services
  • Depends on community volunteers in all aspects of the Head Start Program.
  • All Head Start children will receive a backpack on the first full day of school.

    Complete a Head Start Application online or Print A Head Start Application

Our Head Start locations throughout Butler County

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Did you know?

Butler County Children's Center opened its first Head Start classroom in 1973.