206 Stillwell 920 Custer
Bloomington, IL 61701 PO Box 624, Suite D
TEL: (309) 662-4880 Pontiac, IL 61764
FAX: (309) 662-9470 TEL: (815) 842-2845
FAX: (815) 844-7291


Heartland Head Start is a preschool program for children ages 3-5 whose families meet income eligibility guidelines living in McLean and Livingston counties. Heartland Head Start helps children and families grow educationally, socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically through health, nutrition, classroom, family and community education.

Children 3-5 years of age are eligible with preference given to children who are four years of age by September 1 of the current year. Up to 10% of total enrollment can be children with disabilities regardless of parent’s income level and/or up to 10% of families enrolled can be above the income guidelines. Children receive breakfast and lunch if attending in the morning or lunch and a snack if attending in the afternoon. Classroom services are offered Monday – Thursday for 3 1/2 hours either morning or afternoon. Head Start classrooms and transportation services are available in Pontiac, Bloomington, and Normal. Parents may transport their child to a classroom if they live outside the transportation service area. The Preschool Program is free to qualifying families.

Heartland Head Start provides a full-day classroom for children who meet the Head Start income guidelines and Department of Human Services criteria for employment. Parents must be employed more than 35 hours per week to qualify. Classroom hours are 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The sliding fee scale used by CCRRN and DHS is utilized. The Full Day classroom is located in Bloomington. Families must transport their child to this classroom in order to receive full day services.


Pat Stash (patstash@4rkids.org) Family & Community Content Leader, Bloomington Office