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 234 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


TWHS Vision Statement

The vision for Tazewell-Woodford Head Start is to provide comprehensive early childhood experiences with knowledgeable, passionate staff that strengthens families; promotes child and family well-being; involves the community; and prepares children for kindergarten and life-long learning.

​​Family Center

Administrative Offices
233 Leadley Avenue
East Peoria, IL 61611
​(309) 699-6843

​​Green Valley Site

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

​​Eureka Site

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

​​Creve Coeur Site

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

​​Pekin Site

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

​​Robein Site

Robein Elementary School
200 Campus Ave
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-6843

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