Head Start

Our Vision

“Children are healthy and ready for school with supportive and engaged families.”

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program to prepare children and families for school success.  Preschool children learn best through play.  We teach science, math, literacy skills, art, self-help skills, and much more in our safe, fun classrooms.  We meet Indiana Child Care Licensing regulations from the Family and Social Services Administration , and we have reached Level 3 in the Paths-to-QUALITY state rating system at three of our Centers.  Getting children ready for kindergarten is more than knowing the alphabet and counting to 10.  At Head Start, our goal is to help every child to be physically, emotionally, and cognitively ready for school.

We have Part Day Classes, Full Day Classes, and Home-based services available.  Bus service is available in most areas.

OVO provides all of its services without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.

To apply, you must complete the Head Start Application.  Submit your completed application along with the following documentation:

  1. Proof of family/household income
  2. Child’s Birth Certificate
  3. Child’s Immunization Record
  4. Medical Insurance Card

Completed Head Start applications with attached documents can be turned in at our Administration Office or any of our four Head Start Centers. For more information about enrollment, contact Susan Cicenas, Enrollment Coordinator by phone at (812) 265-4877 or by email at scicenas@ovoinc.org.

Administration Office

421 Walnut Street, Madison

Phone: (812) 265-4877

Fax: (812) 273-5950

Jefferson County

Madison Head Start Center

575 OVO Drive, Madison

Phone: (812) 265-8240

Southwestern Elementary School

273 S. Main Cross, Hanover

Phone: (812) 866-1176

Jennings County

3040 N. Hwy 3, North Vernon

Phone: (812) 346-8965

Scott County

1172 Community Way, Scottsburg

Phone: (812) 752-7409

2015 Income Guidelines
Persons in family/household Poverty guideline
1 $11,770
2 $15,930
3 $20,090
4 $24,250
5 $28,410
6 $32,570
7 $36,730
8 $40,890
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,160 for each additional person.