Head Start

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Pathways is currently accepting online applications for our Head Start program, which serves children 2.9 to 5 years of age in our Gloucester, Salem and Beverly sites.

Although income is the primary basis for admission, homeless families and foster children are automatically eligible to apply.  With a focus on attaining formal school readiness goals, Head Start also strives to help families achieve self-sufficiency through on-site support and referrals.

Head Start emphasizes that parents are the child’s first and most important teachers.  When a family enrolls in Head Start, we ensure frequent communication through parent/teacher conferences, phone calls and home visits. Parents are encouraged to participate in the program in a variety of ways, all designed to meet the unique needs of our families.

For families and children whose primary language is not English, Pathways has bicultural and bilingual teachers and interpreters available to help access all components of the program.

Pathways provides routine screenings to assess each child’s development, including health and nutrition status, and we meet with families to identify and obtain any support or resources needed for their child and family.  Our centers all feature age-appropriate indoor and outdoor play spaces.

Like all of our comprehensive, all-inclusive educational programming, Head Start offers meals, nutrition assessment, health and developmental screenings, referrals for special education services, family support, and on-site enrichment programs.

If you reside in Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Topsfield, Rockport or Wenham and are interested in applying for our Head Start program in Salem, Beverly or Gloucester, please click the “Apply Now” button below.

For additional enrollment information contact admissions@pw4c.org or 978.281.2400, or click the Apply Now button above.

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