New River Elementary

4710 River Glen Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL - 33545

(813) 346-0500


Pasco County Schools operates Head Start/Early Head Start centers for low-income eligible families at schools throughout the county. Eligibility and selection are based on family need and income.  Space is Limited. Priority for Head Start is given to children who turn 4 years old on or before September 1 of the applying school year.  Priority for Early Head Start is given to expectant mothers and children who turn 3 after September 1 of the applying year. Children with documented disabilities or special needs are encouraged to apply.


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Head Start programs support children as cited on the Office of the Administration for Children and Families website (https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/about):
Early learning: Children's readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development
Health: Each child's perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.
Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children's learning and development.




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