About the Head Start Program
The Head Start program is designed to support school readiness for children prior to their entrance to Kindergarten, by providing an array of services in a center-based setting. Education, health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities services and family services are provided to support the child’s development and learning. As the child’s first and most important teacher, parents are an important partner in these services and are supported in their learning in topics related to their child’s development, child and adult literacy and personal skill development.
Teachers work with children to develop letter and word recognition, math and science concepts, cooperative play and many other skills that will prepare them for a successful elementary school experience and help them grow to their full potential.
If your child is 3 or 4 years old by December 3rd of the current enrollment year, you may qualify for Head Start services.
Part Day/Part Year Services
Children attend a half day preschool with other children their age. Centers are located in American Canyon, Napa, Vallejo, Fairfield, Suisun and Vacaville. Word recognition, math and science concepts, cooperative play and many other skills that will prepare them for a successful elementary school experience and help them grow to their full potential.
Full Day/Full Year Services
Parents who are working or going to school full time (30 hours or more) may qualify for full day year round services. Classrooms are located in Fairfield, Vacaville and Napa. (The Napa center is located on the campus of Health and Human Services and specific referral requirements exist)
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