The mission of the Nebraska Head Start Association and its members is to provide education, leadership and advocacy that positively impacts the quality of life for Nebraska’s children, families and communities.

History

Since 1965 Head Start has provided quality, comprehensive services– in education, nutrition, family support, and parent involvement– to prepare low-income children and their families for school and give them a “head start” in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Early Head Start became available in 1995 to service pregnant women, infants and toddlers to age three. Other Head Start Programs offered in the state include Migrant and Tribal.

Nebraska Head Start Programs serve approximately 6,000 children and their families in almost all counties.