The Head Start Program is committed to providing our children and families with a wide-range of exceptional services.
In addition to the classroom experience, 792 preschool students are supported by the provision of comprehensive medical, dental, and nutrition services. Families are also assisted with social services and mental health issues, as needed.
The High/Scope Educational Approach for Preschoolers supports the social, emotional, linguistic, physical, and intellectual growth of each child. It emphasizes active learning and developmentally appropriate practices.
Qualifications for Entry into the Head Start Program
The Head Start Program is offered at no cost for limited-income families who qualify and does not discriminate due to race, sex, religion, or disabilities.
The following is the necessary criteria to qualify for entry into the Head Start Program:
- Age – A child must be 4 years old by October 1st to be eligible for the program. However, children who are 3 years old by October 1st may be considered.
- Income – Family must either receive CalWorks or meet federal low-income guidelines.
- Residence – Children must live in the Montebello Unified School District’s attendance area.