1. What is Head Start/Early Head Start?
Head Start/Early Head Start are federally-funded, no cost part-day or full-day programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers which are offered to qualifying families.
Full Day Head Start - center-based program for children 3 and 4 years old. The full-day hours are 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Monday through Friday at different locations.
Part Day Head Start - center-based program for children 3 and 4 years old. The part-day hours are 7:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 12:00 - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday at one location.
Early Head Start - home-based program for children 0-3. It is an option where parent or legal guardian has to be present 1.5 hours a week. A socialization is provided twice a month for 3 hours for all children and parents or guardians.