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Head Start Awareness Month

This post was published on 10/09/2019.

October is Head Start Awareness Month. Head Start programs promote school readiness for children up to five years old from low-income families by working with them and teaching at their own pace. During Head Start Awareness Month, we celebrate all the support the Head Start/Early Head Start program has done for families and children in our community. 

Pasco County Schools provides opportunities for children to have a chance at more effective learning. The best way to celebrate Head Start Awareness Month is to spread the word as much as possible and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Here are a few ways Head Start programs support children’s growth and development through comprehensive services: 

  1. Health - All children receive health and development screenings, mental health support, and nutritious meals, as well as medical and dental services.
  2. Early learning - Head Start knows children’s readiness for school comes from learning experiences as well as their environments. The program helps children form relationships with adults and other children, so they grow in many aspects of development.
  3. Family well-being - Head Start programs strengthen and support children’s relationships with their parents and bring families together to show the importance of education, financial security, and housing stability.

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