Head Start Preschool

What is Head Start?

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Head Start preschool hours

  • AM preschool is 8:40 - 12:10 a.m. 
  • PM preschool is 12:10 - 3:40 p.m. 

There are no all-day preschool options at this time. 

Head Start locations:

  • A.G. Bell (Kirkland)
  • Old Redmond Schoolhouse (Redmond) 

Head Start is a federally funded program based on income eligibility that offers services for the entire family. The heart of our Head Start program is preschool classes for children. The high quality preschool experience provided is aimed at kindergarten readiness. Children participate in learning activities including social development and problem-solving. They receive developmental screenings, nutritious hot meals, health screenings and follow-up. 

Each classroom has at least two teachers who work with parents to design individual learning plans for each child. If children qualify for special education services, the services are provided as part of the preschool day. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and to extend their child's learning and growth at home.

Each classroom is also staffed with a Family Support Specialist. Parents of Head Start children are encouraged to set goals for themselves and their families, and they receive assistance in meeting these goals. Depending on individual family needs, parents may receive assistance with employment and training, parenting skills, leadership development and social services. 

How students qualify for services 

The program is federally funded and free to eligible families. 90% of the program's enrollment is reserved for families whose income is at or below the poverty level, while 10% is available to children facing other challenges, including disabilities.

How to apply for Head Start Preschool:

To apply for Head Start Preschool, parents/guardians must:

  1. Complete an application: 
    (English) preschool application | instructions 
    (Spanish) preschool application | instructions
  2. Provide verification of income as indicated on the application.
  3. Make sure the child is up-to-date on required immunizations.

You can also call the Head Start office at 425-936-1170, option 2 to receive an application.

Completed applications can be mailed to:

AG Bell Elementary
ATTN: Head Start/FSS
11212 NE 112th St
Kirkland, Wa 98033

Old Redmond Schoolhouse
ATTN: Head Start/FSS
16600 NE 80th St
Redmond, WA 98052

Questions? Call 425-936-1170, option 2 to leave a message and we will return your call.


Contact Us

Preschool Registration Questions?
Contact: Nichole Townsend
Preschool Registrar

Concerns about your child’s development or been referred for an evaluation?
Contact: Linda Pankow, Child Find Coordinator

For more information on the Head Start preschool program:
Contact: Sudipta Young 
425-936-2812 x52847

Kim Brenner
Director of Early Learning

Old Redmond Schoolhouse
16600 NE 80th St.
Redmond, WA 98052