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Head Start

Head Start is a national program for low-income infants, toddlers, and their families. There are four parts to this program.

  • Education: Children have a safe, caring and interesting place to learn and grow. All cultures are treated with respect and included in lesson plans.  
  • Health: Families get medical, dental, mental, and nutritional heath services. They teach families how to prevent health problems.
  • Parental Involvement: Parents are encouraged to be involved with the program. They volunteer in the classrooms. They can go to classes to learn parenting skills. Teachers make home visits to work with parents and children.
  • Social Services: Social service teams work to identify the needs of a family and find agencies to help families with these needs.

To find a program in your area, call the Long Island Head Start Office in Patchogue at 631-758-5200.

Head Start is an educational program for low-income infants, toddlers, and their families