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Head Start / Early Head Start


Head Start / Early Head Start


Head Start and Early Head Start provides services in Knox, Daviess, Greene and Sullivan Counties to children (birth through 5 years) and their families. Center and home-based options allow flexibility to meet the needs of families. Both programs respond to the unique strengths and needs of each individual child and family.

 Head Start is an all-inclusive involvement program for low-income preschool children ages 3 through 5 and their families. Services provided include education, health, parent involvement activities and social services for the entire family as well as, special services to preschool children with recognized disabilities.

Early Head Start promotes the development of children ages 0 through 3 while encouraging healthy family functioning. Through the home-based option, trained home visitors educate the caregiver and child to ensure children are developing appropriately and meeting milestones. The center-based option provides care and education in a childcare center.

Who qualifies?

Families with children ages birth to five years old who have a household income at or below the100% OMB Poverty Guidelines, children in foster care, families that receive TANF or SSI, or children with a documented learning disability. Although the program is primarily for low-income families, some families with higher incomes may be eligible. The best way to know if your child will qualify is to apply.

How do I Apply?

You can apply in person at your local office, by mail, or online. Click the links below to access a printable application or to apply online.

Applications can be mailed to:

Family Engagement Coordinator
Pace Community Action Agency, Inc.
525 N. 4th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

how can I help?

As a federally funded program, we must provide a local match of 20% of the federal funding. This requirement is met through cash donations, in-kind gifts, and volunteer time. Contributions and volunteering your time are greatly appreciated and can make a difference in your community. If you would like additional information regarding donations, please contact the Early Head Start or Head Start nearest you.