Head Start is a program for qualifying families designed to prepare children, ages 5 and under, to attend school and excel there. Head Start will help your family by addressing any health needs, connecting you to social programs and providing education services so that the whole family will enjoy a successful school experience.
Head Start is a federal program. It promotes the school readiness of children starting at birth and building through age 5. It works by enhancing children’s mental development, social skills and emotional growth.
Head Start provides a rich learning environment that supports children’s growth in many areas. Children grow in their language abilities, reading, and in social and emotional development.
Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.
The program helps build relationships between families to support family well-being and nurture positive school experiences.