Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for three- and four-year-old children and is free to eligible families who meet income guidelines. The program provides early childhood experiences such as:

  • Learning activities
  • Social development and problem solving
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Health screenings and follow-up
  • Family support services
  • Family involvement and leadership opportunities

Each classroom has teachers who work with parents to design individual learning plans. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and extend their child’s learning and growth at home.

Early Head Start is a comprehensive program that serves children birth to three years of age, pregnant women and income-eligible families. It also serves children in foster care, teen parents and women incarcerated at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Services include:

  • Early childhood education experiences
  • Parent-child attachment support
  • Nutrition services
  • Health screenings and follow-up
  • Family support services
  • Family involvement and leadership opportunities

Together, Head Start and Early Head Start serves more than 2,000 children and families in King and Pierce counties. We provide grant management, liaison with state agencies, offer training, technical assistance, professional development, and overall program coordination.

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For more information, please contact:
Barbara Johnson
bjohnson@psesd.org
(425) 917-7716
(253) 778-7716