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  • Educate

    Providing a learning environment that supports children’s growth!
  • Empower

    Encouraging children and families to increase school readiness!
  • Engagement

    Involving parents and families in every aspect of their child’s development!.
  • Collaborate

    Connecting the community to all aspects of our program.
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Heartland Head Start

In 1965 Heartland Head Start began supporting 60 children in McLean County. Over the course of 50 years, we've been consistent in fulfilling our mission and vision and have grown to serve 275 children and families in McLean and Livingston Counties.

*Please note, if you have a current child in our program, or a child who has attended Head Start in the past, you do NOT need to fill out this online application. Contact our office at 309-662-4880 to apply your child. Spanish and French Interpreters available upon request to help in the enrollment process.

English Online Application Aplicación en Español!

Heartland Head Start Stories

Each and every day at Heartland Head Start, we see success and progress out of all of our children. It is always our goal to make a meaningful impact on everyone we serve, educationally and personally. At the end of each day, we want each child to be fulfilled to conquer anything. For more inspirational stories, click on one of the puzzle pieces in the image to the left.

Become a Volunteer Today!

"No one can do everything, but everyone can do something." Being a Heartland Head Start Volunteer is like no other experience you will ever have. Each week, we have numerous opportunities for you to engage with the children or help us out in other ways. Not only can you practice your engagement skills, you can make an impact on our families lives every day!

Volunteer Now!

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