The Worcester Community Action Council’s Head Start program currently serves 221 children, ages 3-5, and their families in two centers – one located at 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge; the other a newly renovated site located at 116 School Street, Webster. Full day, full year; full day, school year; and half day, school-year options are available. The center-based programs provide developmentally appropriate curricula, health and nutrition services, breakfast, lunch and snack, special education opportunities, and family services.
All classrooms are nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Services are provided at no charge to families meeting income-eligible guidelines.
Parents are considered the primary educator of their children. Parents are therefore strongly encouraged to become involved by attending trainings and workshops, volunteering in their children’s classrooms and becoming members of parent-center committees and policy council.
For further information about enrollment eligibility, please call 508-765-4738 or complete pre-application form below.
Please note: WCAC’s Head Start program serves families from the communities of East Brookfield, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford, Spencer, Southbridge and Webster.
(Worcester residents should contact (508) 799-3237 for information about the Head Start program offered through the Worcester Public Schools. )