"Head Start provides, quite simply, the very best preschool experience your child can have.
At Head Start, your child will learn many language skills that help them talk about their ideas and feelings and about the world around them. They develop early reading skills and writing skills that stay with them the rest of their lives. They also learn fundamental math skills so they can recognize patterns — as well as sort and count things. This leads directly to basic math, like adding and subtracting. Children also develop basic science skills so they can explore and organize the world around them.
Head Start goes far beyond these traditional academic areas as children learn many emotional skills and social skills. Our program helps children develop a strong concept of "self." This helps them to become independent and confident about themselves and leads to self-control, an ability to cooperate with others, and a growing social knowledge and awareness so they can do well in their families and their communities.
Head Start also emphasizes physical development skills. Our children get daily practice at gross motor skills that include running, playing, jumping, climbing, catching and throwing on well-equipped playgrounds. In addition, we emphasize the development of a child's fine motor skills with activities such as working with scissors and glue or a hammer and screwdriver. Your child will also develop good health practices like tooth-brushing, washing, toileting, and personal hygiene.
Excerpted from the preschool's website