What’s the difference between Head Start & School Readiness?

From this month’s Parents’ Pages:

“Both Florida’s School Readiness (SR) program and Head Start (HS) serve income-eligible families and encourage parent engagement, but they differ when it comes to eligibility and services.

SR serves children birth to age 13 of parents who are working or participating in an educational program while their children receive child care and learn skills to help them succeed in school.

HS serves families with children ages 3 to 5 and includes Early Head Start (EHS), which serves families with children under the age of 3 and expectant mothers. Services include early learning and development, health and nutrition, and family well-being.

SR enrolls up to 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), while HS enrolls up to 100 percent of FPL. Both SR and HS prioritize the enrollment of children experiencing homelessness and children in foster care.

Learn more about the HS program at Head Start & Early Head Start and SR at What is School Readiness (SR)? “