Head-Start

  • Family Life's Head Start preschool program gives children a chance to become Kindergarten ready for a low cost*

    Family Life Head Start is a little to no cost* preschool program that places eligible 3-5 year old children in a Family Life preschool classroom that promotes academic, social and emotional development, and also provides a 360° support network to help families with social, health and supportive services.

    *For eligible families, fees may apply.

    2016 Head Start Annual Report
    2015 Head Start Annual Report

    Space is limited, call 440.260.6001 today!

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the Session Times?
    • Session times vary by site.
    • Part-day and full-day classes are available at various Family Life Child Care locations.
    • Part-day/Part-Year classes run Tuesday through Friday, September through June. Either morning or afternoon sessions are available.
    • Full-day/Full-Year classes run Monday through Friday, 12 months a year.

    What Family Life Child Care Centers offer Head Start?
    • Family Life Child Care Center in Berea
    • Family Life Child Care Center in Brook Park
    • Family Life Child Care in Cleveland
    • Family Life Child Care Center in Lakewood
    • Family Life Child Care Center in Maple Heights

    Who is eligible?
    • Families qualify for Head Start based on the below criteria:
    • Families must reside within Cuyahoga County
    • Families can enroll their children if their income is at or below the federal poverty level
    • Children must be three to five years old and may not be eligible for Kindergarten
    • Children with disabilities are encouraged to apply
    • Foster children are eligible
    • Homeless children are eligible

    What are the Income Guidelines?

    Federal Poverty Guidelines change annually, and are based on income and family size. For the current guidelines see http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/13poverty.cfm.


    Is there transportation available?

    There is no transportation to and from the Family Life Head Start program.


    Does Head Start use a curriculum?

    Family Life Head Start uses the nationally-recognized Creative Curriculum. Click here to learn more about Creative Curriculum.