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Head Start
Hillsborough County’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide early childhood development and education; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; parent involvement opportunities; as well as family support services specific to men, women, relationships, and expectant mothers.

Head Start and Early Head Start
Head Start and Early Head Start are early childhood programs for low-income families with children ages 0 through 4, including those with special needs. Classrooms have an excellent teacher to child ratio: 1 teacher to 10 children in Head Start, and 1 caregiver to 4 infants/toddlers in Early Head Start. Staff members screen children to determine their overall level of development, and make ongoing assessments to monitor each child’s progress. Each child is provided with experiences that maximize his or her total development.

Day Care
Hillsborough County operates and contracts with full-day, full-year daycare centers for parents who are training, working and/or seeking jobs. Head Start contracts with Hillsborough County Public Schools for part-day daycare in elementary schools during the school year; with the Tampa YMCA and Lutheran Services to provide full-day, full-year daycare with licensed childcare providers working out of their homes (Family Child Care Homes).

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Contact Information
Head Start/Early Head Start Administrative Offices

Fountain Oaks Business Park, 3639 W. Waters Ave., 
Ste. 500, Tampa, FL
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P: 813-272-5140
F: 813-975-2161