The OHCAC Head Start is a free, developmentally appropriate preschool education and socialization program for income eligible 3, 4, and 5 year old children and their families. Children with special needs are also eligible. The program operates according to applicable Head Start and Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services regulations. We strive to provide an environment where children feel safe and are encouraged to be active and creative explorers trying out their own ideas and thinking their own thoughts in areas that interest them. The half day center option is available for children to attend a preschool classroom either in the morning or afternoon for 3 ½ hours Monday through Thursday. Children attending the morning session are served an approved USDA breakfast. The afternoon session children receive lunch and a snack.
Our comprehensive program provides services to our families in the areas of Family Partnership, Transition, Education, Health and Nutrition, Intervention, Mental Health and Transportation. Our 24 classrooms enroll 825 children in the cities of Marion, Mt. Gilead, Mansfield, Shelby, Bucyrus and Galion located in Marion, Morrow, Richland and Crawford counties.
For enrollment information please contact the following County Offices:
Marion 740-387-1039 or 1-877-241-3427
Richland 419-589-3337 or 1-866-546-4315
Crawford 419-468-5121 or 1-800-854-4020
Please see the Family Income Guidelines for more information on what is needed for enrollment.