Term Head Start
Code HD-1800.3000
Definition A federally-funded child development program that provides educational experiences, medical and dental services, nutritional meals, counseling and opportunities for parental involvement to help prepare low-income children and children with disabilities age three to five to enter and succeed in school.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 11/30/05
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See Also References Family Literacy Programs (HH-4500.2000)
Preschools (HD-1800.6500)
School Readiness Programs (HD-1800.8000)
External Classification Terms Early Childhood Education (NPC B03.02)
Early School Admissions (UW 4.1.01.01)
Education (AIRS ED-170)
Education (CAN ED-170)
Preschools (NTE B21)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Foster Care Transition Services
Named Programs
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Named Programs
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