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What is Head Start?

What is Head Start?

Published: Feb. 3, 2022Updated: Mar. 17, 2022

California Head Start offers early learning programs for children with and without disabilities ages 0 to 5. These programs are federally funded and free to low-income families, foster children, those experiencing homelessness, and those who meet other eligibility requirements. Head Start programs focus on school readiness and encourage parental involvement.

For more information, see our article How Do We Pay For It All? Undivided’s Guide to Funding Resources.

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