Orange County Government, Florida

Early Education

Let Us Help Your Child Succeed

Help Your Child

In Head Start, your child learns from highly qualified teachers while receiving medical and nutritional care.

Your child enjoys a well-balanced, nutritional breakfast, lunch and snack at the Head Start Center.  Referrals for medical, dental and mental health services are provided to enrolled Head Start children when applicable.

Your family learns to build a solid foundation for your child to thrive and grow.

In Head Start, we encourage parents to volunteer as community partners.

Eligibility

If you live in Orange County, have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st and your household income is at or below 100% of the 2012 Federal Poverty Guidelines, please call 407-836-6590 for an application. We accept applications throughout the year and a waiting list is developed to fill vacancies in the classrooms.

Registration

Register now for our pre-school program for children ages 3-5.

You will need:

  • Your child's birth certificate or Passport
  • 12-months Proof of income, prior to the date of completing application
  • Proof of residency in Orange County

Enroll your child at a Head Start Center location near you.

Benefits

  • Individual instruction by great teachers
  • Intellectual, emotional and social growth
  • Field trips
  • Social services
  • Medical & dental services
  • Mental health
  • Nutritious meals
  • Services for children with disabilities
  • Parent involvement
  • Family literacy
  • Family and community partnerships
  • Male involvement

Contact Us

Orange County Head Start
Mable Butler Family Center
2100 E Michigan Street
Orlando, FL 32806

Phone: (407) 836-6590