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About Head Start

Head Start is a federally-funded child development program designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Head Start’s approach is that the parent is the child’s primary educator and that the entire family, as well as the community, must be involved in guiding and nurturing the child.

When your child attends the Green Bay Public Schools Head Start Program, his or her first classroom experience is truly first-class! From reading and story-telling to recognizing sounds and shapes, each child receives personal attention from state-certified teachers who strengthen basic academic skills in Reading, Math and Science, and foster personal growth.

Research shows the importance of early childhood education and the quality of the Green Bay Public Schools Head Start Program sets a foundation for success. Services include half day and full day Head Start classes for 3 and 4 year old children along with Head Start and 4K collaborative classes. The Head Start program also includes:

  • Medical and dental screenings

  • Meals, snacks, and transportation

  • Bilingual programming for English Learners (Spanish).

  • Trainings and resources for parents, guardians, and families

  • Special services for children with disabilities

  • All services are FREE to our families‼

Benefits of Head Start & 4K

  • Students learn motor skills, early literacy and math skills, and social and emotional skills. 
  • Students learn through play.
  • Head Start provides door-to-door busing, and 4K students are bused if they live more than a .5 mile from school.
  • Community partnerships provide wraparound daycare options for 4K students.
  • Head Start provides opportunities for family engagement and educational opportunities. 

 Head Start / Jefferson Head Start Hours

  • AM: 8:00 - 11:30 

  • PM: 12:00 - 3:30    

  • Full Day: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Program Guidelines & Operational Procedures

2023-24 School Success Plan

Testimonials from our Families

“The virtual 4K program that we have experienced so far has been phenomenal. The collaboration between Mrs. Wenzel and Mrs. Meneau has been seamless. My son has learned so much and loves attending the Google Meets each morning. He takes his homework very seriously. I cannot speak enough positive words as to how well this is going. Your programming in comparison to my friends with 4K kids in other districts is leaps and bounds ahead. So thank you for your endless and tireless work to make this a positive and supportive experience for kids and families. I appreciate everything that you are doing.”

“[Jacob] would get close to the TV to see, but I didn’t think of it until he went to school and received his vision screening. He loves to wear his glasses because they are his favorite color “blue!” He feels more handsome. Thank you for my son’s vision screening.” 

“Head Start helps me give my children a hand up in this changing and diverse world.”

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