• Head Start is an early childhood (ages 3-5) education program funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program encompases not just the child’s classroom experience, but their whole self, assisting their social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. Head Start knows that each student comes to MSE with varying backgrounds, family dynamics and resources. Its child-focused approach includes working closely with families, helping caregivers identify their own strengths, needs and interests, ultimately improving the education and quality of life for MSE children. 

  • Head Start’s programming is grounded in the following beliefs:

  • Young children are innately curious. Their zest for learning is grounded in an elemental desire to understand themselves, their community, and the world at large. 

  • A teamwork-oriented staff and a supportive learning environment provide optimal learning for children and adults alike.

  • An interconnected network of community care, education and services is necessary to adequately scaffold student development. 

  • Head Start at the Montessori School of Englewood touches each family member of the students it serves. Children will develop the necessary social, emotional and academic skills to succeed in kindergarten and beyond, while caregivers can hone their ability to advocate for themselves and their families. With an extra boost from Head Start, students and family members alike can realize their fullest potential as self-reliant individuals, with the confidence to be the architects of their futures. 


Head Start Strategic Plan 2021-2022

Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities for Head Start