Find resources and materials to support your work in Head Start programs! Discover techniques and strategies to prepare children for school and support family well-being. Also search the ECLKC website to find more tools and information from the Office of Head Start.
Review the Performance Standards, Fiscal Regulations, Program Instructions, Information Memorandums, and the Head Start Act with the Policy and Regulations tab
Use the Locator to find the nearest Head Start and Early Head Start centers to help families in your area apply for the program.
Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness for infants, toddlers, and preschool children ages birth to 5 from low-income families. Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer high-quality services to enhance children's cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development.