Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Our Children’s Services programs provide top-quality, comprehensive early childhood services that get your child ready for kindergarten at no cost to your family.

Have a Question About Head Start?

Whatever your question, we have an answer. 

We Have a Classroom Near You

With more than 130 classrooms across our 16-county service area, chances are we have a classroom right in your neighborhood.

For more than 50 years, we have provided services to children and families that include vision, health, and dental screenings in addition to high-quality early childhood education. Our Children’s Services programs are located throughout North Alabama in 16 counties:  Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston.

Services for children ages birth to 5 vary by county. Please click the Find a Classroom button to find a site near you.

Decatur families have another child care option

Our Vivian Conatser-Turner Early Learning Center offers a for-fee service for Infants and Toddlers ages 0 through 3.

To apply, please contact the Vivian Conatser-Turner Early Learning Center directly at 256.318.8993 or email Center Director Melanie Watson at

The center is closed for designated agency holidays.  The center does not provide transportation.

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Our families are the heart of our program

Our program goal data for 2020-21 demonstrate the level of commitment and involvement we see from our staff and families each year

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Get Your Strengths-based Family Worker Credential

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Become better able to help your families set and reach their own goals.  The SFW credentialing program is nationally standardized and tailored to meet the needs of your local community.

Your family’s mental health and well-being are our priority

The Mental Health Resource Guide is designed for the use of mental health services of CAPNA staff and families in the 15 counties of Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.

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Child Care Licensing & Performance Standards

Revised September 13, 2021

Alabama for Early Ed (NAEYC) Fact Sheet


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Alabama Early Childhood Education Fact Sheet


2020 Alabama Head Start Fact Sheet

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Click here for a Huggy Heart Coloring Sheet