Head Start's commitment to wellness includes connecting families to local, low cost health services for enrolled children. These services include health and dental screenings as well as vision and hearing tests. Each child's health plan ensures that all age appropriate immunizations and screenings are obtained and that children and families are linked to an on-going source of medical care.
Children are served a hot meal and snack every day to meet two-thirds of their daily nutritional needs. Registered Dietitians on staff direct classroom and home base nutrition activities, assess the nutritional needs of the children and families, and refer them to the appropriate community resources.