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Head Start

It is our mission that children and families become self-sufficient through the provision of comprehensive services which empower them socially, emotionally, economically, and physically.


Educating, energizing, and equalizing children and families for the 21st century.

What is Head Start?

Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children, including those with disabilities, from low-income families. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities that will prepare them for school and success.

Created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. More than 21 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start.

Head Start recognizes parents as the first and most important teachers of their children. We welcome PARENT INVOLVEMENT and we work with parents as our partners

The Capital Area Community Action Agency’s Head Start Program is celebrating 45 years of successfully providing quality school readiness services to preschool children from low-income families. During the 2008-2009 school term comprehensive services were made available to 430 enrollees and their families. Six centers operated in Leon County, two in Franklin County, and one in Jefferson County.

We are very proud of our achievements over the past years, which include adding Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten programs in seven (7) centers in Leon and Jefferson County; transitioning 186 Head Start enrollees who were ready and eager to begin Kindergarten; successfully completing the triennial PRISM Review; having all nine (9) centers NAEYC Gold Seal Accredited and renovating all centers to meet ADA requirements.

The Head Start staff of 82, under the leadership of Louise Royal, Director, provided a stimulating full year of school readiness experiences.

Map of Bainbridge Road Head Start Center
Map of Concord Head Start Center
Map of Murat Hills Head Start Center
Map of Bond Head Start Center
Map of Long Grove Head Start Center
Map of South City Head Start Center
Map of Eastpoint Head Start Center
Map of Franklin County Head Start Center
Map of Jefferson County Head Start Center

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