PACE Head Start Enrolling Now For Fall 2024 In New Bedford


Free School Readiness Program for Ages 3-5!

PACE Head Start is accepting applications now for the 2024-2025 school year which will begin in September 2024. Head Start provides a free family-centered school readiness program for children ages 3-5 for income-eligible families who live in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and Acushnet.

Part and full-day preschool options are available at Head Start. In addition, there are reserved opportunities for children with special needs.

PACE Head Start offers a safe, healthy, and fun learning environment for children. The Head Start early education curriculum supports children’s development and prepares them for kindergarten. The program’s comprehensive approach to learning includes a creative education curriculum, comprehensive health services, parent education, meaningful family engagement, and support services. Children are free to explore, experiment, socialize, problem solve, master new skills, and gain self-confidence while guided by qualified early childhood professionals in a classroom environment.

All children enrolled at PACE Head Start receive nutritious meals and snacks. In addition, free bussing services are available to and from school. A small fee based on family income is charged to parents whose children are enrolled in the full-day option. Childcare Vouchers are accepted for full-day services only.

For more information and an application, call Family Services today at 508 999-1286 or 508 984-3557 or learn more at

About People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE)

PACE was incorporated as an anti-poverty Community Action Agency in 1982 to mobilize and utilize both public and private resources to improve the economic and social quality of life for low-income residents of the Greater New Bedford area.

It is the mission of PACE to deliver innovative and effective services and programs to members of the Greater New Bedford Community in their pursuit of brighter futures.

PACE programs include Head Start, Child Care Works, YouthBuild New Bedford, Workforce Development Center, Lead Prevention Program, Housing Opportunities Center, Fuel Assistance, Clemente Course, Free Tax Preparation, Community Food Center, and Health Access. 

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