Community Action
of Southeast Iowa
2850 Mt Pleasant St, Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: 319-753-0193
Helping people.
      Changing lives.

Head Start & Child Development

Head Start/Early Head Start Calendar 2018-2019

2016-2017 Public Report

2015-2016 Public Report

2014-2015 Public Report

School Readiness Goals

Early Head Start School Readiness Goals

For an application to enroll your child in
Head Start or Early Head Start click here.

Are you looking for quality preschool for your child? Then, Head Start Preschool might be just what you’re looking for! To be eligible for Head Start Preschool, your child must be 3 or 4 years old in September and meet income guidelines.

We have two program options to choose from: Full Day classrooms for parents who are working, in school or in job training and thus need extended hours of preschool and child care. Our classroom is open Monday-Friday and can be open from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. The hours of care available for your child will be based on your school and/or employment schedule. We also have Part Day classrooms for parents who are not employed or in school, or who are, but just don’t need the longer hours of care.

These classrooms are open 4 days a week and four hours a day. We may also be able to provide bus transportation for children in these classrooms. We can transport children to and from school, home, a day care, a grandparent’s house, etc. We also serve children with speech, developmental and physicals disabilities.

Our program is FREE for lower income families that qualify. If you are interested in applying, want to find out if you qualify based on your income, or want to learn more about the program, call your local classroom to set up an appointment.

Classroom Locations:

Lee County:

Eichacker Center
3433 Avenue O
Fort Madison IA 52627
(319) 372-4471

Richardson HS/EHS
1020 34th Street
Fort Madison IA 52627
(319) 372-5462

Keokuk HS/EHS
210 South 22nd Street
Keokuk IA 52632
(319) 524-6383


Des Moines County:

Madison Head Start Pre-School and
Early Learning Center
2132 Madison Avenue
Burlington IA 52601
(319) 753-9619

Henry County:

1303 West Washington
Mt. Pleasant IA 52641
(319) 385-2310

Our Mission:

Community Action is dedicated to alleviating the conditions and causes of poverty by building partnerships and strengthening people through quality services.