Head Start is a high quality early childhood program that serves children who are four on or before September 1st and whose families meet income guidelines. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities.

The goal of the Head Start program is to prepare children for kindergarten. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities in accredited classrooms located at many elementary schools around the county. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically.

Head Start recognizes that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. Parents are encouraged to be involved in Head Start activities and committees. Staff work with parents as partners to help children progress and to help the family meet its goals.

The Head Start Advantage

This 18-minute documentary film explores the lives of Head Start students, parents, teachers, and alumni working to envision and create a better world for all Americans. Watch the film and you’ll get to know Head Start families throughout the country and see first-hand how the program has given more than 33 million Americans a head start on their education.