To qualify for Head Start: Child must be at least 3 years old before August 1st. Family must meet federal income guidelines. Or Child must have a diagnosed disability. There are classrooms at Darrough Chapel Early Learning Center that service all Howard County students. Both full and half-day programs are offered at Darrough Chapel. The full-day option is available to children whose parents are working or going to school. The South Peru Site in Miami County, offers half-day classes. We also offer a full-day at Pipe Creek in Miami County. The Tipton Site home-based teacher brings the program to the families.