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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Head Start

Head Start offers family support services and the chance for families to participate as full partners in the education of their children. Parents may use this fact sheet to answer questions about the program.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Building Blocks for a Healthy Future

Building Blocks for a Healthy Future is an early childhood substance abuse prevention program where parents, caregivers, and teachers of children aged 3 to 6 can find great tips, materials, and ideas for spending time with their children and learning together.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Building Blocks: Children

This page includes children's games, songs, and activities that teach them problem-solving and communication skills.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Head Start Locator

The Head Start locator is a searchable directory that provides locations, addresses, and driving directions for Head Start programs, centers, and grantees.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Helping Your Child Series - U.S. Department of Education

These booklets feature practical lessons and activities to help school aged and preschool children master reading, understand the value of homework and develop the skills and values necessary to achieve and grow.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Department of Education

Overview of Early Intervention

Learn the basic steps involved in early intervention services designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers, from birth through age two, who have a developmental delay or disability.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Special Education Services for Preschoolers with Disabilities

What services are available for preschoolers who are experiencing developmental delays? Learn where families, childcare providers, and educators can find help and support.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

Review Date: February 23, 2011

U.S. Department of Education