About Us

Thank you for your interest in Head Start!

Jefferson County Head Start is a comprehensive, no-cost preschool program serving kids who are 3 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

The following are our NO-COST program options for the 2020-2021 school year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a typical year, we only offer no-cost in-person learning. 

Click here to view our COVID-19 precautions: Head Start COVID-19 precautions

No-Cost In-Person Learning: Children are taught on-site (at our Arvada or Wheat Ridge locations), in classes of 10-12 children and 2 teachers. Additional health and sanitization measures have been implemented to minimize health risks to children, teachers, and families. Full-day (6.5 hours) and half-day (3.5 hour, morning and afternoon) sessions are available. 

No-Cost Virtual Learning: Our virtual learning option provides for 100% at-home engagement in the program. ALL of our students will be participating virtually until in-person classes begin on September 8; but virtual and hybrid learners will continue at-home learning after that date.

What does virtual learning look like for preschoolers? 

Virtual learning involves direct support from our teachers as well as the use of a few fun, easy-to-use online programs. We will provide educational materials to support this learning at home- including a limited number of tablets, if you don't have another way to access virtual learning!

EVERY family in our program will have the benefit of support from a dedicated Family Support Specialist, classroom Mental Health specialist, and Registered Dietician, as well. 

Families are able to access FREE meals and snacks, either while utilizing in-person learning or the virtual and hybrid options. 

ALL of these sessions are available at NO COST!