HEAD START PROGRAMS
Head Start is a FREE, federally funded, preschool program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.
LESA has been the grantee for Livingston County Head Start Programs for the past 50 years, providing comprehensive child development services for three to five year olds whose families are facing economic challenges.
Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents, engaging them in their child's learning and making decisions about their educational goals. Parents are encouraged to participate in the classrooms by planning and supervising activities. There is also opportunity to serve on committees emphasizing health and nutrition as well as connecting with community resources. Parent may become involved in Policy Council, making decisions about programs and services for families.
Transportation for all Head Start eligible children is available within a one-hour route to and from school.