What is Head Start?

    • Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children from low-income families.
    • Most children in Head Start are between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.
    • Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities.
    • They receive free medical & dental care.
    • They have healthy meals & snacks.
    • They enjoy playing indoors & outdoors in a safe setting.
    • Head Start helps all children succeed.
    • Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically.
    • The Head Start staff recognize that, as parents, you are the first and most important teacher of your children.
    • Staff will welcome your involvement in Head Start activities, and will work as partners with you to help your child progress.
    • Head Start staff members offer your child love, acceptance, understanding,and the opportunity to learn and to experience success.
    • Head Start children socialize with others, solve problems, and other experiences which help them become self-confident. The children also improve their listening and speaking skills.
    • The children spend time in stimulating settings where they form good habits and enjoy playing with toys and working on task with classmates.
    • Your child will leave Head Start more prepared for kindergarten,  excited about learning, and ready to succeed.
    • Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities.