Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and others services to enrolled children and families. Services are also family-centered. They engage parents in their children's learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of Head Start programs.
In order to reach those most in need of Head Start services we develop and implement an ongoing process that is designed to actively inform all families with Head start eligible children within the recruitment area of the availability of services and encourage them to apply for admission to the program.