Head Start and Early Head Start provide early childhood education and family engagement services focused on closing the achievement gap for children throughout Manatee County. At our seven Rise and Shine Early Learning centers, we offer comprehensive childhood development programs serving children from birth to five years of age.
Our center-based programs foster development in a safe, stimulating learning environment and prepare children – including children with disabilities – for kindergarten, while enhancing social and cognitive development and addressing health, nutritional and social services for our families.
This program is available to families living in Manatee County.
Space is still available at the following centers-
New this year: Visible Men Academy
Boys only, age 3 and 4
Service hours: 8am-3pm
New this year: Pride Park
Boys and girls, age 6 weeks to 36 months
Service hours: 7:30am-2:30pm
Boys and girls age 3 and 4
Service hours: 8am-2pm
Boys and girls age 4, includes VPK
Service hours: 8am-4pm
To make an eligibility appointment, please call 941-750-6667 x7013