Head Start

Norwescap runs Head Start centers in Hunterdon, Warren, and Sussex counties.

To learn more about Head Start and get information about enrolling your child, contact the center closest to you! 

Head Start

Head Start promotes early childhood education, health, nutrition, mental health, and social services to children and families. The program helps eligible children ages 3-5 prepare to succeed in school by promoting their development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.

Our Head Start programs include:   

To learn more, please call us at the location nearest to you:  

Hunterdon County 

Ringoes – 908-284-4757

Sussex County 

Newton –  973-300-4091  

Hopatcong –  973-398-4486 

Wantage – 973-846-1110  

Warren County 

Hackettstown – 908-452-5803  

Phillipsburg – 908-213-3422 

Washington – 908-689-4668  

Income Eligibility Requirements

Families must fall below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

A family can be considered eligible for HS/EHS services if they meet one of the following criteria: 

CriteriaDocumentation Needed for Application
Temporary Kinship Care or Foster Care *Temporary Kinship Care or Foster Care 
* Court documentation showing temporary guardianship  
Social Security Disability  Award letter from County Department of Human or Social Services
*Homelessness * Letter from homeless shelter 
* HS/EHS application 
SNAP Award letter County Department of Human or Social Services 

*The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition also includes: Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason. 

Norwescap Head Start collaborates with local school districts to test for lead in drinking water, pursuant to NJAC 6A:26-12.4. Results from the testing for the 2021-2022 year are available below:  

Drinking Water Tests

Phillipsburg Fisher Avenue 

Phillipsburg Roseberry Street 

Newton Head Start 

Hopatcong Head Start

Other Programs that can provide assistance

Early Head Start

Early Head Start promotes early childhood education, health, nutrition, mental health, and social services to families.

Child & Family
Resource Services

Child and Family Resource Services (CFRS) empowers families and the community by enhancing the quality and accessibility of early childhood education, and by providing information and resources to community services that support families and providers.

Traditions Famliy
Success Center

Norwescap’s Traditions Family Success Center offers programming and services that help families in Warren County succeed and thrive together.