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

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

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. 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. 

Extended Day Care:  We are excited to offer an extended care option starting in Fall 2021. This option will provide additional after-hours care for families who are working or going to school. Some families may be charged a small fee; we accept CCAP!