Head Start Bilingual Glossary
The Head Start Bilingual Glossary is a list of common terms used in Head Start. The Glossary was created to promote accurate and consistent translations from English to Spanish. Since the Spanish language is very rich and diverse, it is always a challenge to find neutral terms that most Spanish speakers in the United States will understand; therefore, in some cases, multiple translations are provided to accommodate regional differences in usage.
Office of Head Start
Administration for Children and Families
(Updated March 1, 2017)
Printable version of the glossary [PDF, 563KB]
Some Frequently Mistranslated English Terms [PDF, 46KB]
Head Start Bilingual Glossary. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2017. English.
Last Reviewed: February 2017
Last Updated: February 8, 2017