Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Our Children’s Services programs provide top-quality, comprehensive early childhood services that get your child ready for kindergarten at no cost to your family.
Have a Question About Head Start?
Whatever your question, we have an answer.
We Have a Classroom Near You
With more than 130 classrooms across our 16-county service area, chances are we have a classroom right in your neighborhood.
For more than 50 years, we have provided services to children and families that include vision, health, and dental screenings in addition to high-quality early childhood education. Our Children’s Services programs are located throughout North Alabama in 16 counties: Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston.
Services for children ages birth to 5 vary by county. Please click the Find a Classroom button to find a site near you.
Decatur families have another child care option
Our Vivian Conatser-Turner Early Learning Center offers a for-fee service for Infants and Toddlers ages 0 through 3.
Our families are the heart of our program
Our program goal data for 2020-21 demonstrate the level of commitment and involvement we see from our staff and families each year
Get Your Strengths-based Family Worker Credential
Become better able to help your families set and reach their own goals. The SFW credentialing program is nationally standardized and tailored to meet the needs of your local community.
Child Care Licensing & Performance Standards
Revised September 13, 2021
Alabama Early Childhood Education Fact Sheet