Northgate (Mount Vernon)

Northgate Head Start

Northgate Head Start CenterSarah Columber  – Center Manager/Family Advocate

First-Time Visitors: Park in the parking lot, walk up the side of the building following the blue paint. Turn right toward the front of the building and ring the doorbell to enter.

Step Up To Quality 5-Star Award Winner
Full-Day, Full-Year Early Head Start


  • From 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
  • Infant/toddler classroom (6 weeks to 36 months)
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack
  • Well-rounded curriculum
  • Early Head Start for infants/toddlers
  • Income eligibility guidelines apply for Head Start and Early Head Start
  • Department of Job and Family Services child care vouchers
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in Policy Council
  • Parent/family events
Free Head Start Preschool


  • Children must be 3 by August 1 (children turning 3 after August 1 may enroll after their 3rd birthday) but must not yet be 5
  • Income eligibility guidelines apply
  • IEP and foster children qualify
  • Morning class: 8:15-11:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon class: 12:15-3:45 p.m.
  • Serving east/northeast and central parts of Mount Vernon
  • Nutritious breakfast and lunch
  • Health and developmental screenings and referrals
  • Family advocacy services
  • Parent/family events
  • Field trips
  • Formal kindergarten transition plan

Contact Us!

Northgate Head Start
20 Northgate Drive
Mount Vernon OH 43050
Fax: 740-397-7469
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1225
Mount Vernon, OH 43050