Baltimore City Head Start is a federally funded preschool and family development program, providing quality, comprehensive early intervention services to low-income children and families since 1965.


Eligibility Requirements

Children 3-5 Years Old


Low income, Based on Federal income Guidelines


Children with disabilities and/or those living in foster care or who are homeless receive priority

Other Criteria


Head Start Services


All head start programs are free for families that qualify. Children are enrolled based on a selection system that ranks families by need.


Education and Early Childhood Development

Degreed teachers

Help for children to develop social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language/literacy skills

Developmentally appropriate curricula including Creative Curriculum and Second Step

Individual development plans for each child

Health and Nutrition

Comprehensive health care: medical, dental, nutrition, and mental health services coordinated with community agencies

Free, nutritious meals provided family-style

Family and Community Engagement

Family goal setting

Parent involvement in all areas: education, health, nutrition, program planning/decision-making, community advocacy, etc.

Connection to community services/resources

College tuition assistance

Employment opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

Father and male involvement

Baltimore Head Start Programs


Dayspring Square

Bowley’s Lane



Eutaw Mashburn Elementary

St. William of York

Harford Elementary Annex

Harford Heights Modular


Druid Hill

1125 N. Patterson Park Avenue, 21213

5010 Bowley’s Lane, 21206

2803 N. Dukeland Street, 21216

621 N. Eden Street, 21205

1624 N. Eutaw Place, 21217

600 Cooks Lane, 21229

1919 N. Broadway Street, 21213

1919 N. Broadway Street, 21213

5427 Belair Road, 21206

1211-19 Druid Hill Avenue, 21217