Our Mission

To advance the physical, mental, economic, and social well-being of children and families through quality, comprehensive services.

Our Vision

We are committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.

"Building Tomorrow Today"

Latest News!




New Direction Health Care Solutions is having another two-day Children’s Vaccine Clinic on Friday, May 20th from 3pm-8pm and Saturday, May 21st from 10am-3pm at the Jacob Building near the Knoxville Zoo, 3301 Magnolia Avenue.

The vaccine will also be available for everyone, ages 12 and up.

The event will include arts and crafts for children, music, a video game truck, and information booths on housing and utility assistance. There will also be give ways for those who attend such as: bicycles, gift cards, books and more. For more information, call

(865) 254-4793 or (424) 379-1711.


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. 

What Our Families Say

Head Start helped to establish a healthy routine and expectations for my son through daily activities. It helped him learn to love school, and is the reason he tested into honors for kindergarten.
Head Start Parent
Head Start has made it possible for me to work and not have to pay for childcare; because of it, not only have I been able to work more, I've been able to advance my career.
Head Start Parent
Head Start provides a stable and safe place for our child, super nice teachers and staff. It prepared her for success going forward and taught her how to be social and share with others. It enhanced the compassion she already had.
Head Start Parent
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