Early Head Start and Head Start

Giving young children a head start

Early Head Start

The Ounce provides high-quality Early Head Start and Head Start programs to more than 1,400 low-income children and families in the Chicago area.

Well-trained teachers and home visitors work with parents to provide the academic and social-emotional preparation that infants, toddlers and preschoolers need to succeed in kindergarten. Our programs offer half-day, full-day and home-based services for children from birth to age five.

As a federal Head Start and Early Head Start grantee, the Ounce partners with eight community agencies to deliver our early childhood education programs.

The Ounce directly operates Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Educare Chicago and at our Healthy Parents and Babies program, which provides doula and home visiting services for low-income families.

Interested in enrolling your child in a high-quality early learning program? Find one near you. 

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