What is Head Start?

Tazewell Woodford Head Start is a federally funded program that empowers families and promotes school readiness in preschool aged children. Tazewell Woodford Head Start serves approximately 350 families in the surrounding communities. Our teachers follow a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the Head Start Framework and Illinois Learning Standards; we also work with surrounding school districts and agencies to serve individual needs. Along with educational services we provide health, nutrition, transportation, parent involvement, and family services.

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TWHS Mission Statement

The mission of Tazewell Woodford Head Start is to create a sense of self-worth in children and parents, to provide resources and support to strengthen the family unit, to empower them to achieve their full potential, and to serve as an advocate within the community.

TWHS Vision Statement

The employees of Head Start will be creative, possess a strong work ethic, be dedicated to professional development, and be committed to making a difference in the life of every Head Start child and family. Through supportive teamwork and honest, open and effective communication we will empower parents to become positive role models for their children.

​​Head Start Family Center

Administrative Office
233 Leadley Ave.
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-6843

​​Pekin Site

Preschool Family Education Center
1000 Koch St.
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 347-1971

​​Creve Coeur Site

LaSalle Elementary School
300 Highland Ave.
Creve Coeur, IL 61610
(309) 347-1971

​​Washington Site

​John L. Hensey School
304 East Almond Drive
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 699-6843

​​Eureka Site

Roanoke Mennonite Church
1195 County Rd. 1600 E. Eureka
Eureka, IL 61530
(309) 699-6843

​​Green Valley Site

Midwest Central Middle School
121 N Church St.
Green Valley, IL. 61534
(309) 347-1971

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