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Head Start


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.  Morning session children are served an approved USDA breakfast and lunch and afternoon session children receive lunch and a snack.

To enroll your child in Head Start in Richland County, Ohio

Please Call 419-589-3337 or 1-866-546-4315


Fatherhood Program


The Fatherhood Program serves Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland Counties.  This program is designed to help fathers develop healthy and lasting relationships with their children while assisting them develop the tools needed to provide economic stability for their families.


The program is free for all fathers and offers several services.  Initial assessment and testing is done to complete an individual service plan.  Program services include:


  • Eligibility determination
  • Assessment and Testing to determine employment plan
  • Education/Career Awareness
  • Job Seeking and Job Retention
  • Short Term Vocational and Certificate Training
  • Supportive Services
  • 24/7 Dad Curriculum
  • Financial Planning
  • 90 Day follow-up


For more information on the Fatherhood Program, Contact Alexandra Linder, Fatherhood Program Director.


740-387-1039 x118 or toll free at 877-241-3427 x118.  via email at:


Fatherhood Program address:  372 E. Center St., P.O. Box 779, Marion, Ohio  43301-0779.