Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness of preschool-age children and their families by enhancing the child’s cognitive, social and emotional development.
Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in the following domains: language and literacy; cognition and general knowledge; physical development and health; social and emotional development; and approaches to learning.
Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.
Head Start programs build relationships with families that support:
- Family well-being and positive parent-child relationships
- Families as learners and lifelong educators
- Family engagement in transitions
- Family connections to peers and community
- Families as advocates and leaders
OPENetwork Head Start program partners include:
(The coordinated application period is March 20-24, 2017)
Prime Time Head Start: