Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start is a federally funded program for preschool children 3-5 years of age. Early Head Start is for children 0-2 years of age. The programs are free of charge for income eligible families. A sliding fee scale is in place for child care services. Children experience developmentally appropriate classroom activities to increase skills in Learning, Thinking and Doing, Social Interactions, Large and Small Muscle Development, and Daily Health and Nutrition Routines. Head Start and Early Head Start works with families to provide the following services to children enrolled in the program:

  • Medical exam and necessary follow-up
  • Immunizations
  • Dental exam and necessary follow-up
  • Developmental screenings
  • Nutritional services
  • Social services (Family Partnerships)  

For an application or more information, call 973-3567 or toll-free 1-800-215-4942, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Penquis Head Start Locations

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