Head Start

The National Head Start Program provides education, health, nutrition and parent services to low income children and their families.  The Head Start education program provides children from the ages of 3 to 5 child care with education services with the goal of preparing them for kindergarten.

Early Steps Learning Center is proud to be an accredited Head Start Program for children 3 to 5 years of age.  For qualifying families we offer a Head Start Preschool Program from 8:15-11:45am each day from September through June.  We also offer full-time day care, before and after the Head Start Program.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Head Start Program

A: Contact us using our contact form or call us at 440-944-2223 to discuss if your family qualifies for Head Start!  The general guidelines for qualifying for Head Start are:

  • Preschool age children from ages of three to five from families with income below the poverty line are eligible for Head Start.
  • Children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are also eligible for Head Start services regardless of family income.
  • Foster children are also Head Start eligible regardless of their foster family’s income.

A: Families qualify based on income and pay only a portion of the tuition costs.  To find out how much your family would have to pay, contact us or call us at 440-944-2223.

A: Early Steps Learning Center can help you with all of your enrollment questions!  Please contact us or call us at 440-944-2223.  Our Director would like to set up a meeting in person to answer your questions, determine whether your family is eligible, provide you with a tour of the facility, and explain the Head Start program.  We ask that you bring your child to allow us to do an initial observation to determine which classroom would be the best fit.  If you decide that you would like to enroll your child in our program, we would be happy to help you complete the enrollment form and reserve a space for your child while you are here.

A: Yes, our teachers and management complete training required under the Head Start Program guidelines.  Our lead teachers also have a associates degree or higher in early education.