Center Locations

Administrative Office

CCRPC administrative office building
1776 E. Washington St., Urbana
Phone: 217-328-3313

The Brookens Administrative Center is the central office for the Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start program. Years ago this building was used to serve students within Unit 116’s Brookens Junior High School. Several agencies, including Urbana Park District, Senior Services, Planning and Zoning, Auditors Office, Mental Health Board, Circuit Clerk, and County Board, rent office space in order to meet the community’s needs. Champaign County Head Start is a program of the Regional Planning Commission located in Pod 100 of the Brookens Administrative Center.


Champaign Head Start

Champaign Head Start building

809 N. Neil Street

Champaign, IL  61820

Phone: 217.384-1200

Fax: 217-403-0258

The Champaign Head Start center is located at the Champaign Early Childhood Center. This center provides families with access to many agencies within the building and within walking distance. These agencies include Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department, WIC Services, Environmental Health, Central Association for Special Education, and Unit 4’s Champaign Early Childhood program.

  • Serves children six-weeks-old to five years of age (full-day, full-year services)
  • Meals provided three times a day (cooked on-site)
  • Near bus line
  • Two outdoor playgrounds for age groups
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Any three- to five-year-old eligible for special education services can receive therapies on-site through the Champaign Early Childhood program
  • Children under three-years-old who have a delay or disability can receive disability services on-site through Child and Family Connections

Rantoul Head Start

Rantoul Head Start building

104 Nightingale Court

Rantoul, IL 61866

Phone: 217-893-0886

Fax: 217-892-8033

In 2003 the Rantoul Head Start program moved to a renovated building on the former Air Force base on Illinois Route 45. Architects designed a child-friendly facility serving families living or working in Rantoul and surrounding rural areas. In addition to eight classrooms, the building has a multi-purpose room, kitchen, offices, conference room, and library. The center has a playground designed for infants and toddlers as well as a playground for children three- to five-years-old.

  • Serves children six-weeks-old to five years of age
  • Full-day, school-day, and part-day classes available for children three- to five-years-old
  • Full-day and six-hour sessions available for children under three-years-old
  • Meals provided three times a day (cooked on-site)
  • Transportation provided for children three- to five-years-old enrolled in six-hour and part-day classrooms
  • Head Start collaborates with Rantoul City Schools to provide dual enrollment for children with a diagnosed disability
  • Children with a disability who are not also enrolled with Rantoul City Schools can receive on-site therapy through an individual therapist contracted with Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start (CCHS)
  • CCHS coordinates with Child and Family Connections to bring therapy services on-site to children younger than three-years-old who have a delay or disability

Savoy Head Start

Savoy Head Start building

310 W. Church Street

Savoy, IL  61874

Phone: 217-384-1252

Fax: 217-352-2105

Savoy Head Start is surrounded by a large fenced playground and the park district’s sports fields. It is two blocks from Illinois Route 45.

  • Serves children three- to five-years-old
  • Six-hour classes five days a week
  • On-site speech/language therapy for children diagnosed with a speech/language impairment
  • Meals provided three times a day through an outside food vendor
  • Large playground
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Transportation available for families living within the bus route system
  • Building houses the home-based program for the southern half of Champaign County

Urbana Head Start

The Urbana Head Start facility

1603 E. Mumford Drive

Urbana, IL 61802

Phone: 217-278-4461

Fax: 217-365-0364

  • Full-day, full-year services to Champaign County children six-weeks-old to five years of age
  • Two playgrounds for age groups
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Any three- to five-year-old living in the Urbana School District who has a diagnosed disability can receive therapy services through the Urbana Early Childhood program at Urbana Early Childhood
  • Therapy services provided through contracted providers for preschool-age children with a disability living outside of the Urbana School District
  • Meals provided three times a day through an outside food vendor