Free preschool program

Area Five Head Start provides free preschool in Cass, Fulton and Wabash counties. Head Start accepts children regardless of race, gender, color, creed, national origin or Special Needs. Eligibility for enrollment is based on the child’s age and family income.

Head Start Indiana

We are currently taking child applications for the 2020/2021 school year!

Eligibility is based on child’s age and family’s income.

If you are interested in filling out an application for your child, please call one of the phone numbers below to make an appointment.

  • Please call (574)-722-4451

At your appointment to fill out the application, please bring the following: 

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Child's shot record
  • Any important documents (Custody Papers, IEP, Allergy, Asthma, etc.)
  • Income information (current pay stub and last years W2 or tax form, SSI or Child Support documentation if applicable)


About Area Five Head Start

Area Five Head Start is a preschool program offered four days a week August-May. Our curriculum is aligned with Indiana’s Early Learning Development Framework and Indiana Academic Standards. In addition to education, Head Start also provides:

  • Hot breakfast and lunch
  • development assessments
  • Individualized teaching
  • Parent involvement opportunities
  • Family support with resources
  • Speech & hearing evaluations
  • School readiness skills


The expectation is that parents will participate in the program at all levels, including donating time to help the program. It is important to review and understand our Head Start center policies on transportation, curriculum, and more.

Parent InformationHead Start Policies