Head Start and Early Head Start are excellent preschool programs designed for children from birth to age five that prepare our youngest learners for the first day of kindergarten.
Head Start assists children in becoming physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally ready for school and life. Children receive health and dental care, healthy meals, and indoor and outdoor play in a safe, nurturing, state-of-the-art setting. Additional services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms are placed in various locations throughout the county and exceed the licensing requirements set forth by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Currently, the Early Head Start program serves both pregnant mothers and children from birth to age three, while our Head Start program provides opportunities for 855 children ages three to five and their families.
Parent involvement and social services are provided with the assistance of a designated social services advocate. Each family completes a self-assessment and establishes a written goal plan, which is built on throughout the program year through our awesome team of success coaches.