Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.
Head Start funds grants to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families. This program has a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.
Study Island and Edmentum Reading Suite provides programs that help schools meet the goals of Head Start by:
- Providing programs that are designed to assist all students in the mastery of state standards through review, remediation, and enrichment activities.
- Providing schools with technology and tools to serve underserved populations, including disadvantaged, illiterate, limited English proficient populations, and individuals with disabilities.
- Offering specialized programs for early elementary learners with increased support and functionality.
- Providing parents with meaningful opportunities to participate in their child's education through technology by allowing access to the program from home and emailing real-time reports.