"The goal of the program is to be an extension of the parent and to help each child succeed.
Start has been providing a comprehensive, holistic program of education, social services, health, mental health, nutrition, disability services, and parent involvement opportunities to low-income young children and their families who reside in the communities of Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, and North Andover. Working in collaboration with community agencies, Head Start's goals are to promote school readiness by enhancing social and cognitive development and to strengthen families by fostering self-sufficiency, problem-solving skills, and a spirit of life-long learning. Respecting the variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds within the community as well as emphasizing social competence in mainstream United States culture are important dual objectives of the program.
Head Start receives federal funding from Health and Human Services (HHS) / Administration for Children and Families (ACF) as well Massachusetts supplemental funding by the Department of Education(DOE).
Excerpted from the preschool's website