Head Start & Early Head Start
Through its Early Childhood Education Services program Metropolitan Family Services of DuPage partners with District 2 to offer Head Start and Early Head Start classes at the Bensenville Early Learning Center located at Tioga School. These classes focus on meeting the individual needs of children and assisting families in obtaining skills and acquiring knowledge of resources to meet their needs. These classes are voluntary social services programs funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and eligibility for participation is determined by age and income. Children with special needs are welcome.
Head Start preschool classes provide comprehensive services to 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children and their families. Children attend five day a week for six hours and 15 minutes a day. To enroll, a child must be 3 or 4 by September 1 of the program year.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age and their families. Services are available year-round. Children attend five days a week for six hours and 15 minutes a day.