Head Start and Pre-K provide free pre-school to eligible 3- to 5-year-old children. Programs provide family engagement services, speech & language therapy, mental health consulting, hearing & vision screening, nutritional counseling, and limited transportation.
Community Action Council of Howard County strives for excellence in all that we do. Our four Head Start Centers are accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education, National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Head Start Association and Maryland EXCELS.
For more information contact Howard County Head Start at 410-313-6443. To apply, please check the sections below.
Free Pre-School for income eligible families with children ages 3-5
|Family Size||2018 Income Guideline|
|7||$38,060||8||$42,380||Each additional family member over 8, add||$4,320|
Completed Application (found above)
Additional Required Documents (found below)
For more information, please call 410-313-6443.
Physical Forms click here.
Dental Forms click here.
Note: All physicals are due once a year and dental records are due every 6 months.
Please return in your child’s backpack, mail or fax.
Community Action Council
c/o Head Start
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, #226
Columbia, MD 21046
HEAD START CENTERS in Howard County, MD
Dasher Green Center
6680 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, Maryland 21045
PHONE: (410) 313-6210
FAX: (410) 313-6218
Ellicott City Center
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
PHONE: (410) 313-2750
FAX: (410) 313-1910
First Presbyterian Center
9325 Presbyterian Lane
Columbia, Maryland, 21045
Old Cedar Lane Center
5451 Beaverkill Road
Columbia, Maryland, 21044