Head Start Program Types
- Head Start is for 3- to 5-year-olds.
- Early Head Start is for pregnant women and children birth to age three. It promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, enhances the development of infants and toddlers, and promotes healthy family functioning. Children are served in their homes or in centers.
- Migrant and Seasonal Head Start is for pregnant women and children birth to age five give in communities with migrant and seasonal workers.
- Tribal Head Start serves American Indian and Alaska Native children birth to age five and their families. Services are located on or near reservations.
- Part Day classes are 2 ½ or more hours, several days a week, during the school year.
- Full School Day classes are 5.5-6.5 hours per day, 4 or 5 days a week, during the school year.
- Extended Day is available at least 10 hours a day, year round, combining child care and ECEAP. Parents must meet work or training requirements.