Head Start/Early Head Start

Created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful, longest-running national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. More than 22 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start.

                                                                                                                                                       -- National Head Start Association

 Services Available from Pregnancy to Age 5

• FREE child and family development and educational program
• Meeting each child's individual needs inclusive of those with disabilities
• Help in establishing a medical and dental home for each family
• Support for each family's goals through community connections
• Active parent involvement in program planning and decision-making
• Educational and fun activities are planned with children and families
• Hearing, vision, social/emotional, gross/fine motor & developmental screenings

Head Start Center Based Program Option

• For children 3 to 5 years old
• Staff implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum
• School readiness is promoted to prepare children for success in kindergarten
• We offer FREE healthy meals and nutrition education
• Transportation is available in most areas (efforts are made to assist families with other options)

 Early Head Start Home Based Program Option

• For pregnant women and families with children to age 3
• Weekly home visits to support family and child education
• Socializations with other families to share parenting strengths and challenges
• Promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women
• Support and guidance in being a parent

 

CIVIL RIGHTS INFORMATION

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. 

 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 

 

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