Early Childhood Services

Comprehensive • Integrated • Family-centered

Rutland County Head Start prepares children for a successful school experience through comprehensive, integrated, family-centered services in a safe, nurturing environment.

Our Head Start program emphasizes the individual needs of each child in our care, and celebrates the unique ethnic and cultural characteristics of all. 

Programs & Services

Children who participate in Head Start programs receive innumerable benefits. At an early age, they acquired a life-long love of learning, school readiness, socialization skills, and school readiness. These advantages appear immediately, last a lifetime, and even have an effect on other generations. 

Why Head Start?

We structure our programs around fun in education while providing a safe and respectful environment that encourages socialization and participation in field trips, outdoor classrooms and introductions to gardening & nutrition, and even a music program. 

Hear from one of Rutand County's Head Start moms and some of our staff below.

Programs & Services

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program for 3 to 5 year-olds designed to help children develop school readiness and social competency. Our staff recognizes that you are your child’s first and most important teacher. As your partner, we will work with you to help your child develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. . 


Family Resources

At Rutland County Head Start, we strive to support our families through the early childhood education experience. We offer a variety of resources to help you grow along with your child. Read our Parent Handbook, find monthly menus, calendars, schedules and browse additional resources to help your child thrive..