Click here for the Head Start application.
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for children ages three to five years old. Children must turn three by September 1st in order to be eligible. Head Start is a comprehensive program offering services in child development, nutrition, health, and parent involvement to children and families. The program is free for families that are eligible. When completing an application, families will need to provide proof of the child’s age (birth certificate or immunization record from the physician’s office), immunization record (which must be up-to-date according to the child’s age) and verification of household income (pay stub, income tax return, unemployment, SSI or State funded benefits, TANF, Reach-up, etc).
Windsor County Head Start has centers in the following locations: Chester, Springfield, Windsor and White River Junction. We serve all of Windsor county which includes the following towns: Ascutney, Barnard, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brownsville, Cavendish, Chester, Chester Depot, Gaysville, Hartford, Hartland, Proctorsville, Plymouth, North Hartland, Ludlow, Quechee, Reading, Rochester, Sharon, South Pomfret, South Royalton, South Woodstock, Springfield, Stockbridge, Taftsville, Weston, White River Junction, Wilder, Windsor, and Woodstock.
If you are interested in applying, please click on this link to complete an application. If you have any questions, or if you would like to complete the application in person, please contact our Program Assistant at 802-885-6664, Ext. 107.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.