Enrollment is really easy.

1 - Contact your nearest center.

      See the list of centers, find the closest one, then call, e-mail, or come see us.
            Don't know which center to call?
            Don't know where to go?
            Call us toll-free at 1-800-762-8432.

2 - Meet with the Family Worker to apply.

(We do the paperwork!) All we need is your child's:

  • birth certificate,
  • health insurance information,
  • immunization records, and 
  • verification of your income (such as a recent tax return or paycheck stub).

We try to serve low-income families, but we
also focus on homeless or foster children
as well as children with disabilities.

(We follow federal income guidelines shown here)

3 - We'll call

to let you know if you got in. Most who apply are accepted or put on a waiting list.

4 - The last step.

"Getting to Know You" home visit by the teacher to help prepare your child to start classes.


Not really sure if you want your child to go to Head Start?
Consider this: Sequatchie Valley Head Start held the highest ratings of any licensed child care facility in Tennessee for more than a decade. Nobody's been doing it better for nearly as long as we have.