The Webb County Head Start program is a comprehensive child development and early education program for low-income children, ages one to five years old, and their families. The program helps children become better prepared to succeed in school and in life by addressing the needs of the whole child. In addition to providing a research-based academic curricula, Head Start also provides an array of comprehensive services, including health and mental health screenings and services, nutrition, dental and vision services, and extensive parental involvement and early childhood development. The entire range of Head Start services is responsive and appropriate to each child's and family's developmental, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage and experience.
The Head Start program is
administered by the Head Start Bureau, the Administration on
Children, Youth and Families (ACYF),
Administration for Children and Families (ACF),
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
All Head Start programs
must adhere to Program Performance Standards. The
Head Start Program Performance Standards define the
services that Head Start Programs are to provide to the
children and families they serve. They constitute the
expectations and requirements that Head Start grantees must
meet. They are designed to ensure that the Head Start goals
and objectives are implemented successfully, that the Head
Start philosophy continues to thrive, and that all grantee
agencies maintain the highest possible quality in the
provision of Head Start services.
Further information about
Head Start objectives and their implementation is available
from the Head Start
Information and Publication Center.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies,
the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating
in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating
based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity
conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of
communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape,
American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where
they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have
speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at
(800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in
languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found
online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,
and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter
all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form,
call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
by enhancing the social and
cognitive development of low-income
children through the
provision of health,
, nutritional, social, and other services that are deter
mined to be necessary.
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