Head Start

Center based preschool program for ages 3-5

Storm closings & delays…

In the event of severe winter weather, WCAC’s Head Start centers will follow respective Public Schools with regard to school closures and/or delays.

If Southbridge Public Schools are CLOSED or DELAYED, 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge will be as well.

If Webster Public Schools are CLOSED or DELAYED  116 School Street, Webster will be as well.

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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.

HS grad with parents

WCAC has hosted more than 4,000 children in its Head Start program.

More Info

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. )


Head Start/Early Head Start Pre-Application

  • Enter basic information requested here and submit form. A staff person from WCAC’s Head Start program will contact you shortly.




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