Head Start

Head Start is designed to serve children and families that demonstrate economic need. The program serves children who are three or four by September 1. The Head Start program differs from other Early Education programs in that it provides specific support for the growth of the family and that a family must qualify to receive these services and have their child in this program. Head Start services are available in many of our elementary 4K classrooms and at the Chavez Learning Station.

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Main Site: Cesar Chavez Learning Station
6300 27th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53143

Appointments or walk-ins are welcome.

Head Start is offered at these elementary school sites: Bose, Brass Community School, Curtis Strange, EBSOLA Creative Arts, Frank, Grewenow, Jefferson, McKinley, Vernon and Wilson.

Program Eligibility

  • Family income must be within approved federal guidelines
  • Children must have a physical and dental exam within 90 days of enrollment
  • Verification of immunizations or immunization waiver must be provided
  • Original birth certificate must be provided


If you are interested in having your child participate in Head Start, please contact Chavez Learning Station at 262-359-7784 or stop at the main office located at 6300 27th Ave., Kenosha.


As determined by the Federal Government, children/families that participate in this program do NOT pay fees of any kind. The Head Start Program is funded to cover the cost of all fees.

2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines

The Poverty Guidelines must be used to determine eligibility for Head Start services.

2023-24 Program Year
Size of Family Unit 48 Continuous States and D.C. 130%
1 $14,580 $18,954
2 $19,720 $25,636
3 $24,860 $32,318
4 $30,000 $39,000
5 $35,140 $45,682
6 $40,280 $52,364
7 $45,420 $59,046
8 $50,560 $65,728
For each additional person, add $5,140