Register now for Head Start

August 1, 2019

If your child is 3 or 4 years old, it’s time for their learning journey to begin! Children who attend preschool, Head Start, or an early learning program are more prepared for kindergarten and are more successful in school. Help your child succeed— register for MPS Head Start now!

Head Start is a free program that helps children develop early reading and math skills. Children learn classroom routines and enjoy activities to explore their world. Head Start also offers health screenings and family supports.

Families who register from July 29 to August 2, 2019, will receive a free one-year family pass to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.

MPS offers half-day and full-day Head Start programs at 35 sites. Some schools offer a bilingual (English/ Spanish) program. Before-and-after-school care and transportation are available.

Families must meet income limits to qualify. Children with special needs receive priority for seats. Children in foster/kinship care are automatically accepted. Speak with a Head Start staff member to find out what options are available for your child.

• 3-year-old Head Start or Kindergarten: Programs are available at some schools. Children must turn 3 by September 1 to be eligible.

• 4-year-old Head Start or Kindergarten: Programs are available at most schools across the district. Children must turn 4 by September 1 to be eligible.

• 5-year-old Kindergarten: Programs are available at most schools across the district.

• Children must turn 5 by September 1 to be eligible.

• Wisconsin law requires children to attend kindergarten before starting first grade.

To register or ask questions, contact a school or call the MPS Head Start Office located in the Lee Learning Center.

921 W. Meinecke Ave.
(Enter on 10th and Meinecke)
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 252-0350
Hours: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For more information and to view schools offering Head Start, download a flyer or visit: mpsmke.com/headstart