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Head Start

Head Start Program

Head StartThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds this comprehensive child development program for low-income 3 to 5 year old preschoolers.  Education, Health, Social Services, Family Involvement, Nutrition, and Handicap services are available at centers located in Crawford, Harrison, Perry and Spencer Counties.  A home-based Head Start program option is also offered in Harrison County. LHDC Head Start staff work very hard to prepare preschool children for the successful transition to Kindergarten, and strives to provide high quality and comprehensive services to meet the needs of the families in the program. The Head Start staff offers other complementary program initiatives, including the Fatherhood Involvement Initiative; Mentor Coaching for Teachers within each Head Start classroom; the Family Engagement Plan; and the School Readiness Plan, which focuses on preparation for transition from Head Start to Kindergarten. The program also benefits from significant local volunteer and in-kind support. In 2014, the LHDC Head Start program provided comprehensive education, medical, nutritional, health, and social services for a funded enrollment of 289 three to five year old preschool children and their families. In August, 2014, however, funding was restored to allow restoration of the sequestration cuts made in 2013, resulting in 291 children enrolled for the 2014-2015 program year. Services are currently provided by approximately 75 full- and part-time staff, with children served through classroom sessions in seven 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;
  • Thirty-four (34) children through two class sessions at the North Crawford County center;
  • Eighteen (18) children through one session at the South Crawford County center;
  • Eighteen (18) children through one session at the North Perry County center;
  • Seventy-two (72) children through four sessions at the South Perry County center;
  • Forty-nine (49) children through three 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 during 2014, incorporating results into program improvement and future planning.

How to Apply

To apply for Head Start Services provided by Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC), please print, complete and sign the LHDC Head Start Enrollment Application and return it 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.


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