Head Start is a comprehensive developmental preschool program that provides a variety of wrap-around services to approximately 275 low-income children and their families each year. Head Start supports the learning and development of children ages three to five in classrooms located throughout Somerville and Cambridge.



Enroll Today!
Head Start accepts applications on a rolling basis. If you believe your family would benefit from Head Start enrollment, please contact us today. We accept families from both Somerville and Cambridge.
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Why Head Start
Head Start Works, and it's about to get even better. The new Head Start Performance Standards mean big changes for an already impactful program. ➤ Read more

Contact Us if you have questions.
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Classroom Collaborations
Head Start programs collaborate with both Somerville and Cambridge Public Schools.
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More about Head Start

Additional information from the Head Start Family Handbook:


Classroom Information and Policies

Disabilities and Mental Health

Family Engagement

Health and Safety

Family Handbook