Head Start program provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.
Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families, They engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs.
Head Start program provides Health, Nutrition, Disability, and Mental Health services as well as establishing Family and Community Partnerships.
Delivering, tracking and monitoring on-going health care to their students.
- Proving, tracking and monitoring nutrition services
- Screening and assessments of Child’s nutritional needs
- Ongoing care and follow up
- Parent and Staff education
- Meal Service
- 10% of all enrollment opportunities must be filled with children with disabilities
- Appropriate accommodations and modifications will be made to meet the needs of the child
Screen and assess children