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Welcome to Denver Great Kids Head Start

HeadStart kids
Denver Great Kids Head Start is an award winning program that prepares children to enter kindergarten confidently with the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills and competencies necessary for continued school success.


  • The Head Start program is for children 3 to 5 years old.
  • Children must turn 3 by October 1 of the current calendar year.
  • Families must meet the income eligibility requirements
  • Families must reside in the City and County of Denver and Denver Great Kids Head Start service area (PDF). 

Steps to Enroll

  1. Call the Head Start office for a referral to the Head Start program (delegate agency) closest to where you live.
  2. Contact the delegate agency to start the enrollment process.  The delegate agency will assist you with paper work and completing the income eligibility form.
Contact Information
General Information
201 West Colfax, Dept 1107
Denver, CO 80202
Specific Inquiries
Staff Directory

DGKHS Policy Council

The governing body of Denver Great Kids Head Start is the Policy Council,  where parents and community representatives work together in policy making and program decisions for DGKHS.  

Delegate Agencies

The following community-based agencies are contracted by DGKHS to provide Head Start services for children ages 3 to 5 years:  

The 5 by 5 Program
The 5 By 5 Program   provides opportunities for Head Start and Early Head Start children, their families and Head Start staff to attend year-round programs and events at 15 of Denver's cultural venues at no cost.