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Head StartHead Start - Head Start is a preschool program for children that are 3 or 4 years old by September 30th.  Every child receives a variety of learning experiences that foster intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Parent engagement and participation is an essential part of this program.  All centers are licensed by the Ohio Deptartment of Job & Family Services.

  • educational play/academic instruction
  • development of language, conversation, and socialization
  • nutritious meals and snacks
  • dental prevention services
  • inclusion of children with special needs
  • transportation
  • developmental, hearing, vision, and nutrition screenings
  • family engagement-building relationships and giving opportunities for parents to be involved in the program
  • classes and workshops for parents


Adams County
Head Start Centers
Peebles, West Union
Brown County
Head Start Centers
Georgetown, Greenbush
Hamersville, Mt.Orab, Ripley


Step Up To QualityStep Up To Quality is Ohio's Five-tiered quality rating and improvement system for licensed learning and development programs. Step Up To Qualtiy recognizes learning and development programs that exceed licensing health and safety standards. Supports and incentives are available to assist programs in achieving and maintaining a Star Rating. All 7 Adams-Brown Head Start centers have achieved a 3 or 4 star rating, and all will move to 5 stars upon renewal in 2014.


Early Head StartEarly Head Start – This home-based program serves qualifying pregnant women, or families with a child aged birth-36 months. Weekly home visits, and bi-weekly socializations with other families and children, are designed to enhance the child's development.

  • Weekly home visits
  • Bi-weekly playgroups & field trips
  • Infant & toddler developmental, hearing, vision & nutrition screenings
  • Classes & workshops for parents
  • Information for pregnant women on fetal development, stages of pregnancy & labor, and delivery preparation
  • Car seat information, provided by our staff of trained child passenger safety technicians


Adams-Brown Head Start and Early Head Start has implemented a School Readiness plan with the mission of increasing school readiness, social competence of young children, and strengthening parents in their role as primary nurturer and educator.

The Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 is available upon request.


ACT: Raising Safe Kids

Program Training

ACT is a research based program to help parents with disciplining their children in a positive and effective way. Learn why children behave the way they do; positive ways that work to discipline children and how to understand and control both your own and your children’s anger. This training will be once a month for 4 months. At the end of each day, you will receive a $15 gas card. There will be a bonus of an extra $15 gas card if you attend all trainings.  Please RSVP Karen Grooms at 1-800-553-7393 ext. 243.

DATES: Jan. 26, 2018           TIME: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

          Feb. 23, 2018          TIME: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

                        March 9, 2018          TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

                         April 20, 2018           TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

                                                  PLACE: 10140 St. Rt. 125 Russellville, Oh.





Help Me Grow – A variety of family-centered services for expectant parents, newborns, infants, toddlers, and their families. High quality home visits provide support, information, and services to pregnant women and to families of children that are 0-36 months with disabilities. 


In accordance with Federal Civil rights law & US Dept of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations & policies, the USDA , its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilites may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1) mail: US Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Ave., SW   Washington, DC 20250-9410; or

2) fax: 202-690-7442; or

3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Head Start
937-378-6041 Ext. 245
800-553-7393 Ext. 245

Early Head Start
Office in Decatur
at the old school building

Help Me Grow
Adams County

Brown County
937-378-6041 Ext. 291
800-553-7393 Ext. 291

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