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 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.
- Mental Health Resource Guide
- Well Child Exam Form
- Dental Form
- Manual para los Padres
- Parent Handbook