National HEAD Start Program for Low-Income Families

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 health 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 family’s needs and to find agencies to help them with these specific needs.


Call the Long Island Head Start Office in Patchogue at 631-758-5200 to find a program in your area.