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Quick Facts About Head Start

  • Head Start was created in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson as part of his “War on Poverty.”
  • The Head Start program is a federally-funded preschool experience for 3 and 4 year olds
  • There is no fee to participate in Head Start.

Who We Serve

  • We serve children from low-income families and children with special needs who may not otherwise qualify.
  • Approximately 25% of our students have special needs.
  • 82% of our families have at least one working parent

Our Pre-School

Our preschool classes focus on the skills that children will need to succeed in Kindergarten, including social emotional, cognitive, physical and language development.

We Do A Lot More Than Pre-School!

  • Each Head Start center has a cook who serves family-style, USDA meals for breakfast and lunch.
  • All children receive vision, dental, hearing, and developmental screenings.
  • We refer children to community partners to follow-up on development concerns.

We Help Families Too

  • Families receive monthly home visits from their classroom teachers, who help parents set educational goals.
  • Families receive home visits from Advocates, who help families obtain resources to meet their needs.
  • We run a Male Involvement program, which helps facilitate relationships between children and the involved men in their lives.
  • We have some funds available to help parents take English Second Language classes, Adult Basic Education classes, and Drivers Education classes.
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in family nights and Policy Council.

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Parent Handbook

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