Head Start is a comprehensive child development program designed to foster the healthy development of preschool children and their families.
Child Development Services
- Quality preschool education to promote school readiness skills;
- Ongoing developmental screening and assessment to meet the varying needs of children;
- Activities to build social and self-help skills.
Health & Nutrition
- Work with families to address special health and nutritional needs;
- Provide healthy meals and snacks;
- Health & nutrition screenings.
- Parenting support and education;
- Parent involvement opportunities and social activities;
- Support with access to needed community services.
Program Options (vary by area)
- Traditional part-year Head Start;
- Head Start with extended day childcare.
- Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 30th;
- Income eligibility requirements for Head Start programming;
- No cost for part day programming;
- NAEYC and Licensed Plus designated centers.
- Individualized services provided to meet the needs of children with disabilities
- Staff supports families in identifying transportation resources
Follow this LINK for more information and a complete list of Childhood Development program locations.
UPDATE: HEAD START MONITORING REVIEW
From 5/20/2012 to 5/25/2012, Administration for Children and Families conducted an on-site monitoring review of the Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Based on the information gathered during our review, it was determined that your Head Start and Early Head Start programs are in compliance with all applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards, laws, regulations and policy requirements. Accordingly, no corrective action is required at this time.