Access to Health Insurance

Health is the foundation of a child's school readiness. For that reason, the Head Start Program Performance Standards require each enrolled child to have a source of accessible, continuous health care, as well as health insurance coverage. If a child does not have these health essentials, programs must assist families in securing care and benefits as quickly as possible.

Resources for Programs

Health is the foundation for school readiness. This is why Head Start programs help enrolled children access preventive screenings, health care, and health insurance coverage.