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, family supports, and free breakfast and lunch on school days.
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.
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.
Summer In-Person Registration:
MPS Central Services
5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI 53208
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
823 S. 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Wednesdays: July 13, July 20, July 27 from 8:30–11:30 a.m.
5440 N. 64th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53218
Fridays: July 15 and July 22 from 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Visit the Grant Gordon Learning Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Enter Door 5 on 10th Street to receive a folder of forms. Fill out the forms off site or in your car, then drop forms in the dropbox.
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
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more information and to view schools offering Head Start, visit mpsmke.com/headstart.