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Head Start

Hillsborough County's Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide early childhood development and education; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; parent involvement opportunities; as well as family support services specific to men, women, relationships, and expectant mothers.

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start are early childhood programs for low-income families with children ages 0 through 4, including those with special needs. Classrooms have an excellent teacher to child ratio: 1 teacher to 10 children in Head Start, and 1 caregiver to 4 infants/toddlers in Early Head Start. Staff members screen children to determine their overall level of development, and make ongoing assessments to monitor each child's progress. Each child is provided with experiences that maximize his or her total development.

Early Childhood Education

Hillsborough County operates and contracts with full-day, full-year Early Childhood Education centers for parents who are training, working and/or seeking jobs. Head Start contracts with Hillsborough County Public Schools for part-day Early Childhood Education in elementary schools during the school year; with the Tampa YMCA and Lutheran Services to provide full-day, full-year Early Childhood Education with licensed childcare providers working out of their homes (Family Child Care Homes).

NAEYC Accredited and A National Program of Excellence

Contact Info

Head Start/Early Head Start Administrative Offices

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Fountain Oaks Business Park, 3639 W. Waters Ave.,
Ste. 500, Tampa, FL
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P: 813-272-5140
F: 813-975-2161