Head Start

At MARC Academy and Family Center, we are happy to offer Head Start services.

What Is Head Start?

Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Head Start has served millions of children since 1965, growing from an eight-week demonstration project to include full-day/year services and Early Head Start for infant/toddler age children. It provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Head Start promotes school readiness in children ages three to five years. There are no fees for qualifying families.

Early Learning

Children prepare for their school years and beyond through individualized learning experiences. Through play, planned and spontaneous instruction, and relationships with adults, children grow and develop social, language, and literacy skills and progress in their emotional well-being and conceptual development.

Health

All Head Start children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, and oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure the children receive the services they need.

Family Well-Being

Head Start supports parents and families in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Its programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around their children’s learning and development.