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For Families

What is Head Start?

Head Start programs support children’s growth from birth to age 5 through services that support early learning and development, health, and family well-being. 

Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.  The staff actively engage parents, recognizing family participation throughout the program as key to strong child outcomes.

Head Start provides the following comprehensive services at no cost to income-eligible families:

  • Early Learning and Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Family Well-being
  • Family Engagement

For more details, visit the Early Childcare Learning & Knowledge Center

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