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Head Start

Our Head Start program serves children from three to five years of age in a preschool program with varying program options. 




Extended Day Head Start serves children six hours a day, Monday thru Thursday, July thru June with no cost to families. Classes are from 8:30am to 2:30pm or 8:00am to 2:00pm. 

Head Start Wrap-Around Care serves children 9.5 hours a day, Monday thru Friday, Year-Round. Growing Futures typically pays for a portion of these services and the family pays for a portion of these services. Classes are from 7:15am to 4:30pm. We utilize the HighScope Curriculum, which is designed to develop social competencies, as well as math, science and writing skills that children need to enter kindergarten, successfully. 


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Families must reside within the current Shawnee Mission School District boundaries. To see these boundaries, click here. 

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Priority is given to families with incomes at or below the federal poverty level (readjusted annually by the federal government). See current guidelines here. 



Parents must be working and/or in school at least 30 hours/week during hours of operation (for Wrap-Around-Care). 



Children must meet the age guidelines for the program. The Head Start program accepts children ages 3 or 4 years old by August 31. 


Do you qualify?

If you qualify for Head Start services, click the button below to enroll today!

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