Welcome to San Diego Head Start
Project Head Start is a federally funded child development program designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low- income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional. social, health. nutritional and psychological needs. The approach is that the parent is the child's primary educator and that the entire family. as well as, the community, must be involved.
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Who is eligible?
Children ages 3 to 5 are eligible for Head Start. Children with disabilities are mainstreamed into the program and receive the full range of developmental services.
Major Program Areas and Objectives of Head Start...
|Early Childhood Development and Health Services...
To provide high quality, comprehensive services that foster each child's social competence by supporting and nurturing the child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
|Program Design and Management...
To provide the foundation for quality services to children and families. Strong, committed governing bodies and policy groups that represent Early Head Start and Head Start parents and the larger community must be established to provide effective leadership to, and oversight of the program.
|Implementation and Enforcement...
To ensure quality across programs serving Early Head Start and Head Start children by requiring that areas of non-compliance or deficiencies with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and regulations be remedied as quickly as possible.
|Family and Community Partnerships...
To ensure that each enrolled family is supported in fostering their child's development and in attaining their personal family goals.