About Us

Thank you for your interest in Head Start!

Jefferson County Head Start is a comprehensive, no-cost preschool and infant/toddler care program serving children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old in Jefferson County (excluding Lakewood). We provide a range of support and services for our children and families. Our mission is to empower our families to become stronger, healthier, and self-reliant.

We make every effort to meet each child’s needs by accessing support from outside agencies if necessary.

Program Options

Early Head Start Infant & Toddler Care: No-cost child care for infants ages 6 weeks-18 months and toddlers ages 18 months-3 years. Includes diapers, formula, and all meals and snacks. 

Head Start Full-Day & Half-Day sessions: Children are taught on-site (at our Arvada or Wheat Ridge locations), in classes of 16-18 children and 2 teachers.  Full-day (6.5 hours) and half-day (3.5 hour, morning and afternoon) sessions are available.