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Nurturing School Readiness and Family Well-Being

Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families. They engage parents in their children's learning and help them make progress toward their education, literacy, and employment goals.

Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves children from birth to age three. Early Head Start was launched in 1995 to provide comprehensive child and family development services for low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers aged birth to three years.