About FDS

Family Development Services is the sole provider of Head Start for Marion and Hamilton counties, and we served more than 2,500 children, and infants last year alone.

You can read more about us, our expansion of programs, and our ratings from Paths to Quality in our Annual Report (PDF).

Mission, Vision, Values

School Readiness Goal Report PY 14-15

Our services are designed to nourish early childhood development and foster long-term learning and social skills through:

  • Education
  • Family Services
  • Health Services
  • Support Services


Comprehensive health services

Active family involvement

Family support services such as employment counseling, literacy education, and crisis intervention