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"
The Head Start office and all 6 centers will be closed for one week for March 15th through 19th, 2021 for spring break. The centers and office will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, March 22nd, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, all children participating in center-based options only attend in-person classes two days a week.
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 (ages 8 weeks-3 years), 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. Note: Due to COVID-19, all home visits are being conducted virtually.