What is Head Start?
Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in:
- Language and literacy
- Cognition and general knowledge
- Physical development and health
- Social and emotional development
- Approaches to learning
Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage.