Head Start

The Head Start program is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social, emotional and cognitive development of children ages 3-5 through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.

All Head Start programs engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs.