HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM

About Our Early Childhood Education Programs

Our Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide early childhood education services to prepare infants, toddlers, and pre-school children for school, while also helping parents achieve financial, housing and health stability goals that benefit their families and the entire community.

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore operates six fully credentialed Head Start sites and two licensed Early Head Start sites in Baltimore City, serving 733 children. Classes are full-day and include free breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Acceptance is based on meeting eligibility requirements and available space in classes.

Head Start services are associated with positive, long-term outcomes for low-income children including higher cognitive test scores, higher rates of high school and college graduation, higher employment rates, higher earnings, and better overall health outcomes.

Contact us for eligibility requirements at (410) 685-7288.

NEW Free Meal Distribution for Head Start Families

Our Healthy Kids Meals-to-Go Club (Meal Club) provides free healthy meals for children enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start.  With classrooms operating remotely, the Meal Club is designed to fill the nutrition gap for children and provide any support to your household budget.

FREE MEAL CLUB INFORMATION

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APPLY NOW FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

We accept new students throughout the school year. Acceptance is based on meeting eligibility requirements and on available space in classes. Parents must live in Baltimore City and their child must be 6 months to 4 years old. Registration is now open for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

Early Head Start:  Children ages 6 months – 2 years old

Head Start Program: Children ages 3-4 years old

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • STEP 1:  Complete the Parent Interest Form for the program of your choice, based on the age of your child.  Select either Head Start or Early Head Start.
  • STEP 2:  For Head Start – Follow the Head Start Parent Portal Link below to start an online application.  You will be able to save and return to your application as many times as necessary.  Upload required documents after submitting.  Missing documentation will slow down the processing of your application.  For Early Head Start – download the pdf version of the pre-registration packet below and follow the submission instructions on the cover sheet.

HEAD START interest form

HEAD START PARENT PORTAL LINK to start an online application

Early Head start interest form

 

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Head Start and Early Head Start Locations

Head Start, Pimlico
5001 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 542-4242
Head Start, Arlington
3705 West Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(443) 682-2101
Head Start, Arts Center
4330 Pimlico Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 466-1383
Head Start, Patterson Park
242 S. Patterson Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 276-5724
Head Start, Fatima
6420 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 558-0919
Head Start, Caroline
1425-1427 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 685-7288

Early Head Start, Arts Center
4330D Pimlico Road
Baltimore MD 21215
(410) 542-4242
Early Head Start, Arlington
3705 W. Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(443) 681-2101
Head Start, Pimlico
5001 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 542-4242
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Head Start, Arlington
3705 West Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(443) 682-2101
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Head Start, Arts Center
4330 Pimlico Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 466-1383
View on Map
Head Start, Patterson Park
242 S. Patterson Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 276-5724
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Head Start, Fatima
6420 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 558-0919
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Head Start, Caroline
1425-1427 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 685-7288

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Early Head Start, Arts Center
4330D Pimlico Road
Baltimore MD 21215
(410) 542-4242
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Early Head Start, Arlington
3705 W. Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(443) 681-2101
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