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About Our Agency

Two Rivers Head Start Agency is more than just a preschool. We are your partner in helping prepare your child for a lifetime love of learning. Two Rivers Head Start Agency builds families!

Our mission

To alleviate the effects of poverty by providing education, support services, and opportunities for children, families and communities.

Two Rivers Head Start Agency

The beginning of Head Start goes back to 1965, when President Johnson introduced legislation designed to fund new education programs as part of his “War on Poverty”. Since that time, over 50 years ago, Two Rivers Head Start Agency has evolved to operate under two major grants from the federal government: Head Start and the Community Services Block Grant.

Two Rivers Head Start Agency is based on the premise that all children share certain needs and that children can benefit from a comprehensive developmental program designed to meet those needs. We believe that the child’s family, as well as the community, must be involved to truly benefit the child. We are proud to be part of a Community Action Partnership that is helping people and changing lives.

Our staff are members of a growing profession offering quality childcare and educational instruction. Our centers are staffed by qualified center supervisors, teaching staff, and support staff.

We strive to be the benchmark for educational service agencies within our community. We advocate for children and families affected by poverty. In addition, we advocate for positive change by being a unifying partner in the provision of services.


Our Locations

We provide services for Kane and DeKalb counties and surrounding areas. To view a map of our locations and each of their services provided, please click the button below.

Our Governing Board

The Governing Board of Directors is the legal entity of Two Rivers Head Start Agency. It has the legal and fiscal responsibility of administering and overseeing programs. To learn more about the Governing Board and our Policy Council, click the button below.

A letter from our Governing Board Chair

Dear Families,

On behalf of Two Rivers Head Start Agency Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome you to our agency! I hope that you find this site helpful and the information on it useful. We strive to provide the best services possible for the children and families participating in Two Rivers programs. Hopefully this website will make getting information easier and more convenient for our busy families!

Cathy Hamilton, TRHSA Board Chair

Our Licenses & Accreditations

All our centers are licensed to operate by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. State licenses are posted in each center.

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