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.
Services to children and families 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
Child Care Licensing & Performance Standards
Revised September 13, 2021
Alabama Early Childhood Education Fact Sheet