Nevada Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

Please contact the program nearest you for information on how to enroll your child, volunteer, or apply for job openings.

Early Head Start programs provide services to expectant mothers and infants and toddlers through the age of two years old. Head Start provides services to families and children ages three through five years of age.

Southern Nevada Programs

Acelero Learning Clark County Head Start – Las Vegas Area – Clark County
4366 West Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV. 89032
Phone: (702) 387-0179

Sunrise Children’s Foundation Early Head StartLas Vegas Area – Clark County
2795 E. Desert Inn Road, Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (702) 631-7130

Northern Nevada Programs

Community Services Agency Head Start and Early Head Start – Reno-Sparks Area – Washoe County, Fernley – Lyon County, and Carson City
1094 East Eighth Street, Reno, NV 89512
Phone: (775) 786-6023

Head Start and Early Head Start of Northeastern NevadaElko – Elko County
1280 Golf Course Road, Elko, NV 89801
Phone: (775) 738-5953

Little People’s Head Start and Early Head Start – Ely – White Pine County
435 S. 13th Street, Ely, NV 89301
Phone: (775) 289-6113

Reno Sparks Indian Colony Head StartReno-Sparks Area – Washoe County
34 E. Reservation Road, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 789-5615

University of Nevada, Reno Early Head StartReno Area- Washoe County
Mail Stop 0392, Reno, NV 89557
Phone: (775) 432-2090

Head Start in Nevada

  • There are nine Nevada Head Start and Early Head Start grantees, including three programs on Tribal lands. Located across the State, from East to West, and North to South, in rural and urban areas, that’s over 2,000 Head Start, and nearly 1,000 Early Head Start families being served, including at Early Head Start Child Care Partner sites.
  • Nevada programs provide a whole family approach to support children and families through education, health, parent involvement, and social services.
  • In 2021 Nevada programs employed over 1,000 people, over 2,000 parents were employed, enrolled in school, or received job training, and over 90 fathers participated in their child’s educational experiences. (Source: NHSA Nevada 2022 Head Start Fact Sheet)

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

During the COVID-19 pandemic programs responded with creative solutions to stay connected and assess the needs of families and staff either remotely or in-person. Some of the outreach activities included:

  • Providing meals for pick-up or delivery.
  • Supplying families with tools and resources to complete activities at home.
  • Staying in touch and reaching out to parents on a regular basis by phone, email, or by meeting outside.
  • Meeting with staff by phone or ZOOM.
  • Providing tablets for parents to participate in online family engagement activities.
  • Providing trainings on using technology.
  • Use Social Media for activities.
  • Providing mental health wellness activities to support families and staff.
  • Providing education around COVID testing and vaccinations.
  • Implementing all CDC guidelines for staff and families to stay safe.

Visit the National Head Start Association and the Office of Head Start websites for more information.