YMCA of Central Ohio

YMCA Head Start Program

YMCA Head Start Program

Why you should consider this Program:

  • Learning Experiences
    Starting early and right with quality learning experiences through Head Start can help your child succeed now and throughout life.
  • Skilled Teachers
    Our teachers understand early childhood development and are committed to helping each preschool child prepare for a successful kindergarten experience.
  • Affordability
    If your family qualifies, there may be little or no cost for Head Start.

How to Qualify

Your family may qualify in one of two ways:
  1. Have a child who is age 3, 4 or 5 and who is not yet eligible for kindergarten; family meets certain income requirements
  2. Family lives in one of the following zip codes: 43119, 43123, 43140, 43146, 43207, or 43228.
  3. For more information contact Kat Welz by phone at 614-409-2844 or email kwelz@ymcacolumbus.org


    Income Requirement Examples
    NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS MAY EARN UP TO
    Four people
    Two adults + Two children
    or One adult + Three children
    $23,550
    Three people
    Two adults + One child
    or One adult + Two children
    $19,530

    Learn More

    Download a printable brochure: Or call our office at (614) 409-2844, and we will help find someone near you to help you apply.