Transportation Services

Wilmington Head Start contracts with a local bus company to provide transportation services to and from all of its educational centers with the exception of the Elm Street, Southbridge and Walnut Street Centers. Transportation is provided to all children requiring transportation who live outside of the "walking distance" (typically 2-3 blocks from the center). WHS provides at least two bus monitors on every bus route to provide for the care and safety of each child. During enrollment, the family will be asked if the child will require transportation. If the child is not attending a commercial daycare center, the family will be provided a pickup and drop-off location and time along one of the many bus routes throughout the city. We strive to make certain that the bus stop is no more than 3-4 blocks from the child's residence, but this can not always be guaranteed. If the child is attending a commercial daycare center, then the Wilmington Head Start bus will stop at the daycare for pickup and drop-off. Please be advised that only commercial daycare centers, as sanctioned by Wilmington Head Start, will receive the service.
Parents are encouraged to be at the bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to the stated pickup or drop-off time. Due to traffic and other conditions, WHS cannot guarantee the pickup and drop-off times. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Smith at (302) 421-3620 Ext. 10 or email stsmith@wilmheadstart.org or fax (302) 421-3623.