High Quality Education at no cost to you.

Greetings Parents and Welcome to the Duval Head Start/Early Head Start program where our youngest learners shine bright!

In Duval with provide high-quality educational services to children while simultaneously providing life-changing support services to families. We deeply believe that all children can learn and succeed when we address the needs of the whole child. Our program is designed to foster social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language & literacy development in children to ensure that they are prepared for Kindergarten. This is done in partnership with our teachers and parents as we recognize that parents are their children’s first teachers. Plus we know that children learn best when they are healthy and nourished, and their families are strong and connected to the community.


In the Know

Upcoming Events / Dates

12/13 – parent conference

Apply now for Duval Head Start.

Children ages 3- 5 years old

LSF Head Start in Duval County helps young children from low income families prepare to succeed in school thorough comprehensive child development and family support services

Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote children’s development through services that support early learning health and family well-being.

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Children ages 6 weeks – 3 years old

The Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships serves 100 children (6 weeks up to 3 years old) and their families. Our child care partners are located in zip codes 32206, 32208, 32209 and 32254.

In addition to the traditional Early Head Start comprehensive services (education, health/mental health, family engagement), our child care partners program also provides the following options:

  • Family Child Care Home (a more intimate, home environment with no more than 12 children).
  • School Readiness Enrollment through Early Learning Coalition, which will allow for extended, or “wrap around” care for parents who are working.

Families interested in School Readiness must apply to Early Learning Coalition. Inquire about School Readiness at the time of your application.

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Drop off the application at the main LSF Head Start office in your county:

Address: 3027 San Diego Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32207

Phone: 904-423-8637

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