About Us

Early Head Start/Head Start

Head Start/Early Head Start is a nationwide, federally funded program whose purpose is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social, physical, and cognitive development of children.  Head Start is provided at no cost to eligible families and accepts children age’s three years old to five years old.

Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families. MFCS Early Head Start will serve 112 children across Hernando and Volusia Counties. Early Head Start programs serve families through a full day, full year program, MFCS Early Head Start is Center-Based and provides early learning, care and enrichment experiences to children in an early care and education setting. Staff members also visit family homes at least twice per year.

The History of Head Start
The History of Head Start
Head Start is a preschool program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds, which provides comprehensive services to low-income children and their families.
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Our Program and Mission
To strengthen partnerships, mobilize resources, and provide integrated services that promote self-sufficiency for targeted individuals and families.

The Program:
- School readiness and cognitive development services.
- Frequent medical screening, immunizations and dental services.
- Healthy nutritional assistance.
- Referral services for a range of individual child and family needs.
- An Opportunity for parents to participate in school decision making.
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Our Program and Mission
Leadership Team
Leadership Team
Our staff is here to help your child develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
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Testimonials / Success Stories
Check out what our Head Start parents are saying about us.
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Testimonials / Success Stories