New Castle County Head Start, Inc. is a federally funded comprehensive early childhood program designed to meet the social, emotional, health, nutritional and physical needs of children from income eligible families. The Early Head Start program provides weekly child-focused home visits for pregnant women and children ages birth to 3 years. The Head Start part day and full day program provides center-based early education service for children ages 3 to 5 years. New Castle County Head Start, Inc. teachers and staff members work closely with children, and their families, to help them gain the skills needed for long-term success in school - both academically and socially.
In addition, Head Start offers support programs for the entire family covering a wide range of needs, including housing assistance, employment training, continuing education financial coaching, parenting skills and training opportunities. Head Start directs parents to local community resource organizations for additional services with the goal of helping families achieve self-sufficiency.