Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program which provides quality early childhood education experiences to children ages birth to five. The children are from low-income or at-risk families or the child has an identified disability.
The program provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences to prepare children for school. The program also works to support the child’s development through health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Head Start and Early Head Start programs work with parents, caregivers and families to achieve goals in support of the child in areas such as housing, employment, transportation, financial security, and school readiness. These services may be provided through center-based or home based options.