Richland First Steps is proud to celebrate Head Start Awareness Month. First launched as an 8-week summer program in 1965, the federally-sponsored program from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services has grown to provide comprehensive programs to support children’s growth from birth to age 5 to millions of families, including the families enrolled in our Early Head Start program.
What makes Head Start and Early Head Start so special?
- Head Start and Early Head Start programs deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.
- Head Start and Early Head Start programs support family well-being by helping parents achieve family goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.
- Head Start and Early Head Start programs use research-based curricula and assessments to each child makes progress in language/literacy, math, social, and physical development.
- Head Start and Early Head Start programs evaluate, identify, and serve children with special needs and facilitate early intervention services.
Learn more about our Early Head Start program options: