For more information about Head
Start/Early Head Start go to U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services:http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
WHAT IS HEAD START/EARLY
Head Start and Early Head Start are
early childhood programs for pregnant women and
for children from birth to age 5. The Head Start
program is for children between 3 and 5 years of
age from families with limited income. Early
Head Start is for low income pregnant women,
infants and toddlers. The Federal
Poverty Guidelines are used to evaluate
programs are administered and operated by
community action agencies, local education
agencies, and other nonprofit agencies.
MAJOR COMPONENTS OF HEAD
START/EARLY HEAD START
receives a variety of learning experiences to
help them grow mentally, socially,
emotionally, and physically.
Comprehensive health programs
includes immunizations, medical, dental,
mental health and nutritional services.
- PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Essential part of Head Start is the
involvement of parents in parent education,
program planning, and operating activities.
- SOCIAL SERVICES
Services include community outreach;
referrals; family needs assessments; emergency
assistance and/or crisis intervention.
TO FIND A PROVIDER IN
Dial 2-1-1 Child Care or
search the 2-1-1
Child Care website
SOURCE: Connecticut Department
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: March2013