Head Start & Early Head Start Programs

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Providing Educational, Emotional, and Social Support for Children and Families in Every Tennessee County.

Tennessee's 29 Head Start programs serve more than 20,000 children and their families every year with comprehensive educational, social and health programs for children, plus programs for family and community development. One or more Head Start classrooms are operated by government, private, faith-based, and charitable organizations in every county in the state.

In all, Head Start operates 936 classrooms in 367 pre-school centers. Head Start is aimed specifically at high-risk children, typically those from low-income families in which parents are out of a job or are working, single parents.


National Head Start Association

Region IV Head Start Association

Tennessee Head Start

Parent and Family Engagement

Audit Approval Letter

PFCE Framework

HS School Readiness Goals

EHS School Readiness Goals