Ross County Community Action Commission, Inc.

Head Start


Head Start is now accepting applications
for the 2019 – 2020 school year


Apply online by clicking the following link:

 Online Application


Ross County CAC Head Start operates a federally-funded comprehensive school readiness program for predominantly low-income children, ages 3-5, who meet eligibility guidelines and reside in Ross County. There are five Head Start sites: single classrooms in Bainbridge, Mt. Logan, and Frankfort; two classrooms at Huntington School; and six classrooms at the Ohio University – Chillicothe Child Development Center. Head Start also operates a home-base program. Transportation is provided for many of the classes. Ross County CAC Head Start prepares children to be persistent, focused individuals. Creative Curriculum, a researched-based curriculum, prepares students for kindergarten socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. Click the link to access our School Readiness Goals.


Head Start provides:


* Pre-kindergarten education
* Technology in the classroom
* Nutrition and Health Services
* Parent Involvement Activities
* Mental Health Services
Ten percent (10%) of the enrollment is reserved for children with disabilities.


Children are individuals and should be treated as individuals. Rules are designed to create a safe environment and framework within which each child is provided the stability and consistency necessary for proper development, while at the same time providing opportunities for the child to participate in activities that help him/her acquire skills in all areas of development.

Children learn by doing. Providing each child with hands-on experiences creates a desire to explore and learn through creativity, imagination and innovation. Learning will be provided in a systematic manner in a learning-to-learn environment.

Children benefit from a program that is family and community centered. Parents are the primary educator of their children. Assisting parents in achieving their full potential will greatly influence the child in reaching his/her full potential.

Mission Statement

Ross County CAC Head Start’s mission is to provide a comprehensive child development program for all eligible children and families in Ross County. Quality services will be provided to our children and families by building community partnerships and providing professional development for our staff.

School Readiness Goals for Ross County Head Start

School Readiness Goals for Ross County Head Start



Head Start 2017-18 Annual Report