Head Start provides a range of parental involvement, health, comprehensive education, and family support services for early childhood education.
1.Complete a Seattle Public Schools Head Start Application.
2. Attach the following documents to submit with your application: Proof of your Childs Birth Date (a copy of one of the following) Birth Certificate Passport Permanent Resident Card Proof of your family income for the last calendar year or the most recent 12 months such as: o Income tax form for the past year o W-2 form for the past year o Employer letter stating total gross earnings o TANF/Working Connections Award/Change Letter o Self declaration statements acceptable under certain conditions
3. Submit your application and other documents to the main office of SPS Head Start at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence located at 2445 Third Avenue South (Mailing address: Mail Stop 31-555, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124), or at an Enrollment Service Center.
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.