Head Start fosters a community that shares responsibility for the healthy development of children in economically disadvantaged families. It enhances social and cognitive development by providing educational, health, nutritional and social opportunities with a special focus on helping preschoolers build a strong foundation of early reading and math skills to help them achieve school success.
Early Head Start and Help Me Grow
The earliest years of a child’s life can lay a strong foundation for healthy growth and development that contributes to learning success in later stages of life.
Early Head Start serves expectant parents and children from birth to age three in home-based settings. It emphasizes parental involvement. Key areas of focus include healthcare, nutrition and childcare as well as social and physical development.