“TRANSFORMING DREAMS INTO REALITY, ONE CHILD, ONE FAMILY, ONE STAFF AT A TIME”

A National Head Start Association Program of Excellence 

2001-2004
2004-2007
2007-2011
2011-2012

Welcome to Chattanooga Head Start/Early Head Start!!! We have the “Best Team in the South”. We are extremely pleased to have skilled professionals on our staff. They possess the education, experience, compassion and dedication necessary to make a significant positive impact on the lives and communities of the children and families served by our program. Our staff includes more than 200 teachers, assistant teachers, family service advocates, bi-lingual staff, resource specialist, cooks, bus drivers, clerical and administrators. Our director is Sherry Hutsell. You can reach her at 423-643-6537 or by e-mail at hutsell_s@chattanooga.gov

The Chattanooga Head Start/Early Head Start serves 622 Head Start children and 376 Early Head Start children in twenty-four (24) centers throughout Chattanooga and Hamilton County, TN. The program has a collaboration with Hamilton County Voluntary Pre-K Program with ten (10) classrooms located in seven (7) of our centers Avondale Head Start Center, Orchard Knob Elementary, East Brainerd Elementary, East Ridge Elementary, Ganns Middle Valley Elementary, Clifton Hills Elementary, and Woodmore Elementary. All of our centers are 3-star rated by the Tennessee Department of Day Care Licensing. We have an excellent program to serve children and families.

We welcome all children including those with disabilities. We participate in the child and adult care food program.