What is 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. Nearly 25 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start.
Head Start services include:
- School readiness and cognitive development services
- Frequent medical screening, immunizations, and dental services
- Healthy nutritional assistance
- Referral services for a range of individual child and family needs
- An opportunity for parents to participate in school decision-making