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Head Start is a free child development program  for preschool children aged 3 to 5 years. This program and  funded by the federal government and provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and social services  for eligible families. Head Start provides children with meals, oral health support, and health checkups.



Application Process: An appointment must be made at Head Start. Where documentation of income, health issues, 

developmental and social concerns, family history, etc. 

Call (508) 675-2151 to schedule an appointment between Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Eligibility:  Children ages 3-5 years from families who meet income requirements.  

Class time options:  Mon – Fri during September- June 

8:30am. at 1pm. Or full day – 7am. at 5pm Mon – Fri (Paid option)

Documentation Required to Apply:  Proof of income.  

Selection Criteria:  Age and income are considered first. 

place; space availability is also a factor. At least 10% of those enrolled must be children with disabilities and up to 10% can come from families that are above income guidelines. children of 

Homeless families receiving public assistance such as TANF, WIC or SSI and children from foster families are eligible.   

Serving: Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Freetown, Dighton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Berkley and Lakeville.



To read more information in Portuguese, go here  

To visit the Head Start page go here  


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