MPS Head Start invites children ages 3 and 4

September 17, 2020

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 to work with a teacher and take part in activities to explore their world. Head Start also offers health screenings and family supports.

Head Start students are eligible for free weekday breakfasts and lunches at MPS Stop, Grab, and Go sites.

Like all MPS programs and schools, Head Start is currently offered online. Children who register and begin the program now will transition to in-school learning when schools can safely reopen.

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

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.

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

Four-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.

Contactless walk-up registration is available until September 18. Visit the Grant Gordon Learning Center parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions or to schedule an appointment to register, contact a school or call the MPS Head Start Office located in the

Grant Gordon Learning Center.
921 W. Meinecke Ave.
(Enter on 10th and Meinecke)
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 252-0350
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information and to view schools offering Head Start, visit