Head Start Prepares Children for Your Classroom

Use this infographic to introduce Head Start's school readiness benefits to principals of receiving schools. Fill in the "program name HEAD START" section with your contact information to personalize it. Then, share the infographic or attach it to your program's annual report. 

Leaders in School Readiness

More than 400,000 Head Start children enter kindergarten every year. When Head Start programs and receiving schools partner on school readiness, children have smoother transitions and continued progress. 

A New Focus on School Readiness

In this video, Dr. Bergeron explains how her experience as a public school administrator gives her a passion for school readiness.

Head Start Program Facts: Fiscal Year 2017

Established in 1965, Head Start promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services. Since its inception, Head Start has served more than 35 million children, birth to age 5, and their families. In 2017, Head Start was funded to serve nearly 1 million children and pregnant women in centers, family homes, and in family child care homes in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the nation.

Head Start Logo

The appropriate use of the Head Start name and logo maintains high public trust in the program. Authorized users must follow these instructions to use them. The name "Head Start" and logo are protected by trademark.

General Information

In response to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-134), the Office of Head Start is holding one-day Tribal Consultation sessions with the leadership of Tribal Governments operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs.

About Head Start Collaboration Offices

The creation of State and National Collaboration Offices is authorized by Section 642B(a)(2)(A) of the Head Start Act. The purpose of the Head Start State and National Collaboration Offices is to guide the work of all collaboration offices.