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Give Your Child A Great Start

Alta Head Start/Early Head Start is a pre-school program — licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services — that is designed to improve the quality of life for children ages birth to 5 years old and give them a “Head Start” in education.

Priority is given to families meeting age and income guidelines as set by the Department of Health and Human Services.

No child will be excluded from the Head Start program because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or special needs condition. No fee is charged for Head Start/Early Head Start services.

Give Your Child A Great Start
  • No Fees

  • Hot Nutritious Meals Provided

  • Health & Dental Services Provided

Programs & Services

Learn about the Educational, Disabilities and Nutrition services we offer for your child. more

Programs & Services

Register Your Child

Registration locations and procedure, including what you’ll need to bring with you. more

Register Your Child

Head Start Locations

There’s a Head Start/Early Head Start location near you. See them all here. more

Head Start Locations

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Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Challenge!

Alta Head Start/Early Head Start’s Easter Egg Hunt will take place Wednesday, March 28 from 4:00–6:00 pm. The event will be held at Alta Behavioral Healthcare’s Camp Challenge at 939 Wilkinson Avenue on Youngstown’s West Side. In addition to the egg hunt, kids can enjoy free pictures with the Easter … read more


Head Start has prepared our child for grade school. He has grown academically and socially.

The teachers are wonderful. You can tell they love their job and our children.

Head Start was the best decision that we have made as far as preparing our son for Kindergarten next year.

Alta Head Start is amazing. Greatly improved my child’s behavior and manners.

Head Start has had a great impact on my daughters life, it has given her the opportunity to explore her own creativity and learn many things.

Alta has become my second family for my children. The teachers and advisers are very helpful and will even go out of their way to make sure your family is taken care of.

Money is tight. Thanks to Alta my child received free dental and health screens.

No better preschool program in the valley.

Alta Head Start has given my child such confidence.