Head Start

Head Start

Provides educational, health, nutritional, social and other services deemed necessary to promote school readiness in children aged 3-5; preference given to economically disadvantaged families.


  • Child must be aged 3 to 5; preference given to Native American children
  • Income verification documents for the past 12 months for all parent income. Required documents include but are not limited to:
    • Pay stubs for past 12 months or latest income tax return (1040 or W-2)
    • Child Support
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Social Security and/or Disability Income
    • Completed Employer Income Verification showing hours worked and pay rate if pay stubs are unavailable
  • Child's birth certificate (or other proof of age)
  • Child's immunization record (required if selected for enrollment)
  • Current IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan), if applicable
  • Legal documents/court orders for foster child, if applicable
  • TANF document, if applicable

How to Apply

Contact the program for further information.

Head Start
PO Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702-1210

Additional Information

Head Start program operation times vary per location. Extended hours are available for parents and guardians who are working or attending classes and have no other childcare options.

Atoka, Broken Bow, Hugo, Wilburton, and Wright City
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Antlers, Bennington, Coalgate, Durant, Idabel, McAlester, Poteau, and Stigler
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Contact Information



Head Start - Antlers

Antlers Head Start


Head Start - Atoka

Atoka Head Start


Head Start - Battiest

Battiest Head Start


Child Development Center - Bennington

Bennington Child Development Center


Head Start - Broken Bow

Broken Bow Head Start


Child Care Center - Coalgate

Coalgate Child Care Center


Child Development Center - Durant

Durant Child Development Center

580-924-8280 ext. 2436

Head Start - Hugo

Hugo Head Start


Child Development Center - Idabel

Idabel Child Development Center


Head Start - McAlester

McAlester Head Start


Child Development Center - Poteau

Poteau Child Development Center


Child Care Center and Head Start - Stigler

Stigler Child Care Center


Head Start - Wilburton

Wilburton Head Start


Head Start - Wright City

Wright City Head Start