Health/Mental Health

Last Updated: 6/23/2023 3:02 AM

Head Start assists parents in securing a complete physical and dental exam and provides daily health, nutrition and dental care for every child in the program.  Emphasis is placed on preventive care.

Head Start help parents, children and staff to develop a positive attitude toward mental health services and recognition of the contribution of psychology, medicine, social services, education and other disciplines to the mental health program.

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Head Start provides education in nutrition principles toward not only the goal of improved child development, but toward the improvement of adult habits. Parents can become involved in monitoring the nutrition status of children as well as in the planning and evaluating of nutritional services in the program. One way to interest parents in a nutritional program is to begin where they are by exploring food preferences and cultural practices in the home.

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