“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.
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. Please download and print out the document. Submit your completed application along with the following documentation:
- Proof of family/household income
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Child’s Immunization Record
- 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, call (812) 265-4877.
421 Walnut Street, Madison
Phone: (812) 265-4877
Fax: (812) 273-5950
Madison Head Start Center
575 OVO Drive, Madison
Phone: (812) 265-8240
Southwestern Elementary School
273 S. Main Cross, Hanover
Phone: (812) 866-1176
3040 N. Hwy 3, North Vernon
Phone: (812) 346-8965
1172 Community Way, Scottsburg
Phone: (812) 752-7409
|2020 Income Guidelines|
|Persons in family/household||Poverty guideline|
|For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.|