To advance the physical, mental, economic, and social well-being of children and families through quality, comprehensive services.
We are committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.
"Building Tomorrow Today"
Starting July 15, 2021, the Child Tax Credit will provide eligible families with monthly payments of $300 per child under the age of 6 and $250 per child between 6–17 years old. To learn more, go to irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021. Families who did not make enough money to file a 2020 tax return may still be eligible for the Child Tax Credit, but need to enroll. Click on the green button below for enrollment information.
CAC will be offering scholarship assistance to 100 low-income families who have children interested in participating in the KORE Summer Camp program (ages 6-12) through the City Parks and Recreation Department! Families who are interested should sign up through the City Parks and Recreation Department and express interest in needing scholarship assistance. For more information about the camp locations and sign-up, click the red button below.
Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. At Knoxville-Knox County Head Start, we provide early childhood education for families located throughout Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. Read more
Head Start (HS)
A comprehensive preschool program for low income children (ages 3-5 years) and their families.
Early HEad Start (EHS)
A comprehensive childcare program for low income infants & toddlers (under 3 years of age), and their families.
Home Based Learning (EHS)
A family education program where home visitors bring educational, interactive lessons for parents to engage with their children in their home.