State funded pre-K

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The Head Start program provides comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in thei9r future academic careers. The range of services offered are designed to be responsive to the developmental, ethnic, cultural and linguistic experience for children and their families. Head Start and partnering organizations promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children though the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. Head Start focuses on the child's overall development and a hallmark of this program is its emphasis on engaging parents in the many activities that support their child's development.
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