Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Head Start program offers a comprehensive, home-based preschool program for families with children 3-5 years of age. Believing that parents are the child’s most important teacher, staff and parents work in partnership to promote the child’s growth and development. The program includes: weekly home visits; parent/child socializations; parent education group; health screenings; family activities; parent involvement and leadership activities. There is no fee for the program. Eligibility is based on income and/or special need.

Head Start supports the entire family by providing:

  • Weekly home visits with individualized curriculum
  • Parent/child socializations in various Island locations
  • Parent education group with on-site childcare for siblings
  • Parent involvement and leadership opportunities
  • Health and developmental screenings
  • Parent activities
  • Family activities
  • Kindergarten transition supports
  • Referrals supports for any family member

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of education, health, nutrition and social services to children and their families.

Contact Information

111 Edgartown Road
Oak Bluffs, MA

Mailing Address:
MVCS, 111 Edgartown Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568