Ensure a brighter future
Created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful, longest running, national school readiness program in the United States. Eligible children receive education, nutrition and health services from YMCA Head Start programs which are federally funded. YMCA Head Start services are available for families that meet income eligibility guidelines or have a child with a diagnosed disability.
TIME: Part-Day, Full-Day and Extended-Day
Get ready for school with Head Start! Designed specifically for children ages six weeks old through pre-kindergarten, this program provides child care and education, including dental and health services, to low-income families. A social service and parent involvement staff specialist is available to assist participating families.
These early years are critical to the healthy development of every child. Head Start is focused on school readiness and healthy families. You can set your child up for success now and in the future with Head Start.
YMCA Head Start services are available for families that meet income eligibility guidelines or have a child with a diagnosed disability. Eligible children receive education, nutrition and health services from YMCA Head Start programs. The YMCA Head Start program is available through a federal grant awarded to Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), which is regulated by the Mid-America Head Start (MAHS) program. Parents are extended an open invitation to become involved through group activities, volunteering and interaction with our experienced and caring associates. Families not only have the opportunity to become closer to their child, but also have the opportunity to learn and receive support for the needs of the family.
Meeting Your Needs
- Comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of the child and family
- Resources to support children and families to be successful
- Support for the family to be the child’s “Best and First Teacher”
- Relationships with school districts to ensure smooth transitions
- Opportunities for families to be involved at every level of their child’s development and education
Burlington YMCA Head Start
2701 N Burlington
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Head Start and Early Head Start Full-Day classrooms offered for the 2017-18 school year.
Head Start Full-Day (year-round) classrooms offered for the 2018-19 school year.
Columbus Park YMCA Head Start
1100 E 4th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Head Start extended day classrooms offered for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.
Northland YMCA Head Start
3100 NE 83rd Street
Kansas City MO 64119
Head Start part-day classrooms (two sessions) and Head Start full-day classrooms offered for the 2017-18 school year.
Head Start full-day (year-round) and extended day classrooms offered for the 2018-19 school year.
Park Hill YMCA Head Start
8100 N Congress
Kansas City, MO 64153
Head Start Part-Day classrooms (two sessions) offered for the 2017-18 school year.
Head Start Extended-Day classrooms offered for the 2018-19 school year.
Thomas Roque YMCA Head Start
3800 E 51st Street
Kansas City, MO 64130
Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms offered for the 2017-18 school year.
Early Head Start (year-round) classrooms offered for the 2018-19 school year.