Head Start

Head Start

Center For Family Services Head Start is a free, year-round preschool program for children age three to five in Camden City and Camden County. Head Start offers a high quality learning experience for your child and a strong support network for your family.

Enroll your child today. Call 856.964.2100 for information on eligibility and enrollment.

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Expect the Best for Your Child

Enroll your child in Head Start and set him or her on the path to success. 

Head Start will support your child in all areas of development. Our program is proven to prepare your child for the transition to kindergarten. Head Start will help your child reach his or her full potential through programming that:

Infuses joy into all areas of development
Fosters healthy lifestyles
Nurtures love of learning
Offers healthy meals served family style
Provides 60 minutes of exercise daily
Increases opportunities for success through play

Schedule a visit with one of our familiy services advocates so you can learn about how you can get your child off to a head start! Our team looks forward to the opportunity to support your family and to help your child build a strong foundation in learning. Sign your child up for Head Start today and follow the pathway that leads to kindergarten readiness!

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Headstart Locations

Pine Street - Administration

Phone: 856.964.2100
Fax: 856.964.2484

KCNA - Extended Day

7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Phone: 856.408.3016
Fax: 856.379.6144

Centerville-Abbott Location-Extended Day

Phone: 856.964.1910

Oaklyn - Extended Day

Phone: 856.833.5010
Fax: 856.240.7251

Chews Landing - Extended Day

Phone: 856.566.9672
Fax: 856.627.7560

Clementon - Extended Day

Phone: 856.566.0552
Fax: 856.783.6838


Phone: 856.784.0845
Fax: 856.282.3201

Blackwood - Extended Day

Phone: 856.232.4943
Fax: 856.227.0439

Florence Road

Phone: 856.875.1417
Head Start Services

Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education and support services in the areas of health and dental care, nutrition, special education, parent skill workshops, mental health, and social services. Children are provided with a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack each day.Through a comprehensive and integrated approach, Head Start enhances the positive development of children and creates a strong support network for families. Services include:

1. Education: Each Head Start classroom provides a safe and engaging preschool learning environment that supports a young child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth and development. Children’s individual interests, languages, cultural backgrounds and learning styles are taken into account. Parent/Teacher conferences and other meetings are scheduled throughout the year.
2. Special Education Services: Center For Family Services’ Head Start welcomes children with disabilities, who are given enrollment priority points.
3. Family Services: Each Head Start family is assigned a Family Advocate who will help the family identify strengths, define services and supports needed, set goals, and link families to social services referrals. The family and the Family Advocate work together in a partnership to help the family progress toward achieving and attaining goals and services that support positive development of the child.
4. Family Involvement: Families are involved in many aspects of Head Start including individualized family services, special events, parent trainings, and volunteering. This participation may include serving on a variety of committees such as the parent board known as the Policy Council.
5. Mental Health: Center For Family Services Head Start provides mental wellness activities in the classroom and works with families around their child’s mental health and behavior.
6. Health: We assist families in getting health services for their children as needed. All children are required to have current vaccinations and physical and dental exams, as well as hearing and vision screenings.
7. Nutrition: Children receive nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch, and snack. Families are encouraged to participate in menu development, and receive information on how to instill healthy nutrition habits at home.
Head Start Annual Report

Through a comprehensive and integrated approach, Head Start enhances the positive development of children and creates a strong support network for families.

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