Headstart — Seacoast Center


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    The Community Action, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start (CAI HS/EHS) program provides comprehensive services for children ages 0-5 and serves more than 300 infants, toddlers, pregnant mothers, fathers and preschoolers.

    This program offers:
    The highest quality educators, classrooms and outdoor space
    Kindergarten preparedness utilizing curriculum aligned with MA Early Learning Standards
    Healthy meals and snacks
    Family and health services
    Mental health/wellness services
    Services for children with special needs and disabilities
    Assessments 3–4 times per year
    Comprehensive developmental, behavioral, health and dental screenings
    Volunteer and leadership opportunities
    Limited transportation services
  • Additional Info:
    CAI HS/EHS is federally funded by the Administration for Children and Families. The Office of Head Start provides guidance, oversight and on-going monitoring of the program.

    We are a member of the National Head Start Association, the New England Head Start Association and the MA Head Start Association. Head Start and Early Head Start operate in nearly every community in the United States and its territories.


  • Demographics Served:
    Children: 12 and under, Families
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Child Care, Youth & After-School Programs, Special Education