Head Start Program
Head Start is a free national program that promotes school readiness. This is done by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutrition, social and other services to enrolled children and families. This program engages parents in their children’s learning and helps 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. Children enrolling in this program must be 3 years before December 1, 2015.
Head Start provides grants to local public schools to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.
The staff includes two teachers, two assistant teachers, social work/coordinator, nurse and nutritionist. Free meals and snacks are provided. Parents must provide transportation.
Contact the Head Start Office to see if your family qualifies.