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Education

Head Start’s educational program is designed to meet each child’s individual needs. It also aims to meet the needs of the community served and its ethnic and cultural characteristics.

Every child receives a variety of learning experiences to foster intellectual, social and emotional growth. Children are encouraged to express their feelings, develop self confidence and gain the ability to get along with others.

Health

All children in Head Start will benefit from a comprehensive health program promoting preventive health care. The link to the health page will give you more information. As a requirement of the program, all enrolled children must receive a health examination which includes: vision, hearing, TB, lead tests, and identification of disabling conditions. Immunization records and a dental exam are also required. The following is a list of the needed immunizations:

  • 4DPT/DT
  • 3 Polio
  • 1 MMR
  • 4 HIB
  • Hepatitis B Series
  • 1 Varicella (or child with history of chicken pox)

Mental Health

Mental health consultants are available to provide training for parents and to make them aware of the need for early intervention to the special needs of children.

Nutrition

A nutritionist supervises the nutrition activities and helps parents learn how to select healthy, well-balanced meals.

Social Services

Head Start strives to empower families and help them meet their needs by providing community outreach, referrals, and information about community resources and crisis intervention. Recruitment and enrollment are also provided.

Parent Involvement

Head Start strongly believes that parents are the most important influence on a child’s development. Parents are involved in all aspects of the program components. All parents are invited to serve as members of the Head Start Policy Council.