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 Raising the Bar Across the Curriculum ...




The Hancock County Head Start/Early Head Start Program will create and facilitate a healthy, safe and nurturing environment conducive to learning by bridging families, communities and providing comprehensive quality services for participating families and eligible children.


The Hancock County Early Head Start & Head Start/Pre-K program vision is to educate families and children by providing a diverse learning experience


Philosophy, Goals, and Objectives


Hancock County Head Start Program is based on the premise that all children share certain needs and can benefit from a comprehensive developmental program focusing on promoting school readiness through positive social and education skills. This program is tailored to fit the needs of the local community and families involved as well as to maximize the unique experiences of each child’s desire to become lifelong learners.  Head Start supports and encourages parental involvement and provides comprehensive services to enhance family development in the following areas: Health, Mental Health, Disabilities, Literacy, Nutrition, Education, Transportation, Family Support, Community Partnerships, and Parent Involvement. [Read more]

Office of Head Start

The Office of Head Start (OHS) promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5.

Bright from the Start

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (Bright from the Start) is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia's children and their families.


The Georgia Head Start Association, Inc. (GHSA) is a statewide non-profit organization with the mission to provide education, leadership and advocacy that supports Head Start programs’ efforts in delivering high quality comprehensive services to Georgia’ to enhance the capability of local Head Start programs to deliver quality comprehensive services to children and their families.

Family & Friends Day 2016

Early Head Start/Head Start/ Pre-K
Family & Friends Day Hawaiian Fest
May 20, 2016

On May 20, 2016, we held our annual Family and Friends Day event.  The theme for 2016 was “Hawaiian Fest”.  This theme captured the attention of many and the turnout was magnificent.  The event was scheduled to take place at Elmer J. Warren stadium, but the weather wouldn’t allow the fest to be held outside.  The event was hosted in the gymnasium of M.E. Lewis Elementary School.  (Read More)

Kite Day


The speed of the wind and the bright sunshine made this the perfect day to fly kites.  The students were excited about having the opportunity to fly their very own kite.  The halls were filled with parents as they awaited their child’s presence to partake in this event.  Parents enjoyed this event as well as the children.  The laughter and excitement of all who attended filled the atmosphere and made the event enjoyable. (Read More)



On February 23, 2016, Head Start hosted its monthly parent meeting and “A Walk down the Hall Of Fame Extravaganza”. The M.E. Lewis gymnasium was filled with families, community members and staff.  The parent meeting was conducted by Head Start parent Henrietta Glover. Pastor Corey Smith spoke on “The Importance of Family” and how to be a role model to the young children in Hancock County.
After the parent meeting “A Walk down the Hall Of Fame Extravaganza” began. The students and parents had the opportunity to scroll as everyone gathered to create memories of this event. The scroll was breath taking and allowed every child to be recognized.  This event was a special time to celebrate love. Fathers and daughters as well as mothers and sons shared special moments. (Read more)

Car Seat Mini Grant

Hancock County Head Start
Awarded Car Seat Mini Grant

Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time


Hancock County Head Start was awarded the 2016 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program. Through the Mini-Grant, Hancock County Head Start, Hancock County Sheriff Office, and Hancock County Health Department work together to provide car seats and education to financially eligible families in Hancock County.  This program is funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help ensure Georgia’s children are safe while riding in motor vehicles. (Read more)




School Hours

8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
    Monday - Friday

Hancock County EHS/ HS & Pre-K 

Parent Meeting 

Early Head Start Center

August 24, 2016

6:00 p.m.

On-Going Recruitment 







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