"To Improve the Well-Being of Children, Empower Families, and Strengthen Communities."
HistoryHead Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on assisting low-income and disadvantaged families and children. The program was created in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty. The program was designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing a comprehensive program that would meet the emotional, health, nutritional and psychological needs of preschool children from low-income and disadvantaged families.Our PhilosophyOur central premise is that "family" is the most fundamental factor influencing the lives of children. Aside from children's educational needs, they also need a supportive, healthy home environment combined with stable and reliable relationships with adults and caregivers. In short, if you strengthen families, you automatically strengthen children.Programs Services and DescriptionHead Start - Is a national program which provides comprehensive developmental services for children ages 3 to 5 and their families in 41 locations throughout the County of San Bernardino. This program provides specific services such as: