Head Start Birth-5

Head StartHead Start and Early Head Start offer a comprehensive approach to school readiness by providing children with developmental and sensory screenings, as well as high quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood learning experiences in the areas of social-emotional well being, language and literacy skills, cognitive and general knowledge, physical well being, and motor development.  Families are provided with resources and referral services, support for health and safety, as well as learning and leadership opportunities as they work towards achieving individual and family goals

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The Early Head Start (EHS) program provides home-based services in Crawford, Harrison, Perry, and Spencer Counties for a funded enrollment of 80 pregnant women, infants, and toddlers.  Early Head Start serves families until the child turns 3 years old and is ready to transition into Head Start or another pre-K program.

The Head Start program provides services for a funded enrollment of 291 three- to five- year old preschool children and their families, with children served through classroom sessions in seven licensed centers throughout Crawford,  Harrison, Perry and Spencer Counties, and through a Home-Based option in Harrison County:

  • Thirty-four (34) children through two class sessions in the Harrison County center, and thirty-two (32) children through a home-based option;
  • Forty-nine (49) children through three class sessions at the North Crawford County center, including one session with full day service;
  • Eighteen (18) children through one session at the South Crawford County center;
  • Thirty-six (36) children through two sessions at the North Perry County center, including one session with full day service;
  • Fifty-four (54) children through three sessions at the South Perry County center, including one session with full day service;
  • Thirty-four (34) children through two full day sessions at the South Spencer County center; and
  • Thirty-four (34) children through two sessions at the North Spencer County center.

Our Head Start program also participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program to provide children with a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack each day, and some transportation services are also provided. With the input of community partners, staff, and program parents, LHDC’s Head Start program completed a Comprehensive Self-Assessment of the program, services, facilities, and playgrounds, incorporating results into program improvement and future planning.

How to Apply

To apply for Head Start Services provided by Lincoln Hills Development Corporation
follow the link below to complete an application.  

Return the printed application to the following address:

LHDC Head Start Program
P.O. Box 336
Tell City, IN 47586.

A member of LHDC’s Head Start staff will follow up on all applications received.
Submission of an Enrollment Application does not guarantee that enrollment slots are immediately available.

Contact your local Head Start Center

Crawford County

North Crawford Center
508 W. 5th St.
English, IN 47118
Phone: 812-338-2631

South Crawford Center
2675 S. State Road 66
Marengo, IN 47140
Phone: 812-365-3177

Harrison County

Harrison Center
1170 Monroe Street
Corydon, IN 47112
Phone: 812-738-1711

Perry County

North Perry Center
French Ridge Road
Leopold, IN 47551
Phone: 812-843-4800
Phone: 812-547-8463

South Perry Center
19th & Tell Streets
Tell City, IN 47586
Phone: 812-547-8463

Spencer County

North Spencer Center
104 Christi Drive
Dale, IN 47523
Phone: 812-937-4125

South Spencer Center
501 Washington St.
Rockport, IN 47635
Phone: 812-649-6122