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Sequatchie Valley Head Start (SVHS)

is the area’s premiere early childhood program serving more than 400 children and families covering over 1,867 square miles in beautiful, rural Tennessee. We have proudly served the children and families of Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Rhea and Sequatchie Counties for over thirty years.

Our SVHS Family is made up of over 135 highly qualified and dedicated team members. You must love children and be passionate about helping families to work here!

We invite your family to become a part of our family. We hope you will choose SVHS as a partner in preparing your child for school and for life. If you have needs, concerns or questions about our program don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Program Options

Early Head Start (EHS)

• For children 0-3 years old

• Children attend 5 days/week, 7.25 hours per day

• EHS operates from August through June

• Parents provide transportation for children

• Locations: Dayton, Pikeville, South Pittsburg, Tracy City, and Altamont


Preschool Head Start (HS)

• For children ages 3-5 years old

• Children attend 4 days/week, 5 hours per day, August-May

• Tuesday – Friday

• Limited Transportation is provided based on need


Head Start – Extended Day Classroom (HS-EDC)

• For children ages 3-5 years old

• Children usually attend 5 days/week, August – May

• Parents provide transportation for children in most cases

• Parents attending school, working, or who have a child enrolled in EHS are given priority



The Head Start Advantage

We are very different from child care and other early childhood learning programs. SVHS offers many high-quality program features including…


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Call us toll-free at 1-800-762-8432.

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The mission of Sequatchie Valley Head Start is to create a nurturing place where children, families and staff can work through community partnerships to exceed Head Start's national goals.


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