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Head Start Program

Teacher dances with Head Start children

The Metropolitan Action Commission Head Start Program of Nashville and Davidson County provides pre-school/pre-K education at no cost to income eligible families with children ages 3-5 years old. There are 7 Head Start Centers throughout Nashville. The Head Start and Early Head Start program serve 1,485 children, making Metro Action the largest provider of early childhood education for children birth to five in Davidson County.

Our Approach

The comprehensive approach to education and support services for children supports our agency's approach to serving families from a Whole Family/2Gen approach. Because the development of children is at it's height at a young age, dental, vision and hearing are performed at various points during the school year. Speech and Language screenings are also a part of the Head Start/Early Head Start experience.

Families with young children that have diagnosed disabilities that impede their learning abilities are encouraged to contact us for enrollment. Your child may qualify for enrollment in Head Start regardless of household income. All classrooms promote an inclusive learning environment for all children.

For more information or call 615-862-8860, Extension 70140.

Additional Head Start Program Information