Our Mission Statement


 Improve quality of life by empowering individuals and families to achieve lifelong success
as citizens in their community.



Early Head Start is an free individualized child development and family service program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers (including those with disabilities, ages 6 weeks to 3 years) and their families below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  The comprehensive program enhances children's physical, social-emotional, language and intellectual development while assisting families in becoming engaged in their child's education as their child's "best" first teacher.  All services begin as a process of collaborative partnerships with families that are respectful of each family's cultural and ethnic background.  The Early Head Start program provides two options, Center Base and Home Base to meet the individual family's interests and needs.


Head Start is a free, comprehensive program for children ages 3 years & 3 months to kindergarten eligible whose families meet income guidelines (100% of Poverty). Children with diagnosed disabilities may start at age 3 and are not subject to income guidelines. Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start serves 306 children per school year in Wayne County.






Developmentally appropriate curriculum including school readiness
Transportation to and from Head Start (not available in all areas)
Healthy meal and snack
Medical and Developmental Screenings



Downloads (click the links below):

Early Head Start 2016 Annual Report


To enroll your child today, contact us. Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click Here for a Google map and directions to our
Wayne County Facility.

Not in Wayne County but interested in enrolling your child in a Head Start Program near you, check the Indiana Head Start Directory or in Ohio at the Ohio Head Start Directory


Serving East Central Indiana since 1964