“Transforming dreams into reality, one child, one family, one staff at a time.”

A National Head Start Association Program of Excellence 


Welcome to Chattanooga Head Start/Early Head Start!!! We have the “Best Team in the South”. We are extremely pleased to have these skilled professionals on our staff. They possess the education, experience, compassion and dedication necessary to make a significant positive impact on the lives and communities of the children and families served by our program. Our staff includes more than 200 teachers, assistant teachers, family service advocates, bi-lingual staff, resource specialist, cooks, bus drivers, clerical and administrators. Our director is Sherry Hutsell. You can reach her at 423-493-9775 or by e-mail at hutsell_s@chattanooga.gov

The Chattanooga Head Start/Early Head Start serves 572 Head Start children and 212 Early Head Start children in fifteen (15) centers throughout Chattanooga and Hamilton County, TN. The program has a collaboration with Hamilton County Voluntary Pre-K Program with ten (10) classrooms located in three (3)of our centers Avondale, Cedar Hill, and Daisy. All of our centers are 3-star rated by the Tennessee Department of Day Care Licensing. We have a wonderful program for children and families we would like to share with.