What is Head Start?
The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
The program’s services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills.
In addition to the educational services, family involvement is at the core of our success. Head Start families can take part in the classroom as a volunteer, help with classroom projects, participate in trainings in areas such as parenting, job training, health and nutrition, as well as learn about other resources in our community. Parents help manage our budget and make decisions regarding activities for our families. Elected family members take part in our Policy Council, a board that partners with staff members in decision-making responsibilities for the program.
Benefits of Head Start
Several studies have shown that children who attend Head Start classes are more prepared both academically and socially for kindergarten than peers who did not have any preschool.
Studies have also shown that families enrolled in Head Start offer more stimulating home environments, read more with children, use less physical punishment, and have higher levels of self-sufficiency.
Also, Head Start children are more likely to receive dental checkups and have healthy eating patterns than non-participants.
Shoreline Head Start Program
Shoreline offers a 5 day/week full day program.
Program Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
The program serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
We offer transportation to and from stops in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.
If you have questions please contact:
Or call: 206-393-4350