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.

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Eligibility Requirements

Children 3-5 Years Old

Age


Low income, Based on Federal income Guidelines

Income


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.

 
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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


Dukeland


Dunbar


Eutaw Mashburn Elementary


St. William of York


Harford Elementary Annex


Harford Heights Modular


Gardenville


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