Head Start Now Accepting Applications

HCHRA - Head Start Programs

From 106 classrooms, HCHRA staff attends to the developmental needs of more than 2,000 children.

Hinds County Human Resource Agency — Project Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Eligible children must be 3, but not yet 5 by September 1st.

All classrooms are internet-ready and are staffed by teachers with degrees in early childhood education. Transportation is provided to children at designated Head Start centers. An Early Head Start Program, for eligible pregnant teens and newborns to age three within Hinds County, is also available. Parents of children with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To complete an application, you must show proof of age, income, and Hinds County residency. Slots are limited, so apply now! For more information or to complete an application, contact Hinds County Human Resource Agency — Project Head Start at 601.923.3940.

2010-2011 Head Start Annual Report Available

“While this report provides statistical information reflecting the dedication and loyalty to the children and families served in Hinds County Mississippi, comments from parents are included to better reflect the lives that the statistics represent and the impact that this Head Start program has on these lives,” reflects Kenn Cockrell, President and CEO of Hinds County Human Resource Agency.

Please click here for a downloadable copy of the 2010-2011 HCHRA Head Start Annual Report. (34mb PDF)

Program Overview

After more than 30 years, Hinds County Human Resource Agency’s (HCHRA) Project Head Start and Early Head Start continue to offer comprehensive, quality programs for income-eligible families and their children ages 0-5 years. Our highly qualified staff is equipped to foster partnerships with parents while appropriately and professionally addressing the educational physical, emotional, and social needs of their children.