Head Start

Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages three to five 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 the following domains:

  • language and literacy
  • cognition and general knowledge
  • physical development and health
  • social and emotional development
  • approaches to learning.

Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families, which include health, nutrition, social, and other services determined to be necessary by family needs assessments, in addition to education and cognitive development services. Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

Below you may find answers to many common questions. If you need more assistance please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Household SizeFederal Poverty Level 100% *
For each add'l family member add

* Families at or below 100% of poverty must be referred to Head Start. Enrollment in GSRP is deferred until the referral process is complete.

In the operation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program no child will be discriminated against because of race color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250 .


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