Head Start

Building Tomorrow Today

At Knoxville – Knox County CAC Head Start, we are committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life. We offer three comprehensive programs for low-income  children and their families, which actively encourage and promote healthy social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth and development. Please contact us to learn more and for enrollment at (865) 522-2193 or enrollment@knoxvilleheadstart.org 

preschoolers in the playground

Head Start (HS)

A preschool program for children ages 3-5 and their families.

two young girls at the head start childcare program

Early Head Start (EHS)

A childcare program for infants and toddlers under 3 years of age and their families.

toddler at home

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.

Interested, but can’t visit?

Give us a call between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, (865) 522-2193.

Have email?

Send us a message to enrollment@knoxvilleheadstart.org if you are interested in discovering all Head Start can offer your family.

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

HS/EHS Centers

Children Served(per year)

Staff Members