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Click to watch channel 96 live stream Click to watch the most recent and past graduation ceremonies online. Click to view the official SMCPS Facebook page Click to view the official SMCPS Twitter feed Click to view the offical SMCPS YouTube channel Click to view the official SMCPS LinkedIn page Click to access the Home Access Center login page Click for freqently asked questions and general website information

   Important Dates for End of the School Year 2017-2018

 May 25: No School for Head Start Students 

May 28: Memorial Day --No School for Head Start Students 

June 14: Last day of School for Head Start Students! 

Please see the Parent Calendar for End of the Year Classroom events for your child's class.

 

Registration Information for Head Start 2018-2019 School Year 

Apply for registration at your Home School


The SMCPS Head Start program provides services for children ages three through five and their families. Mrs. Andrea Owens is the coordinator for the St. Mary's County Schools Head Start Program. Mrs. Kelly Hall oversees this program in addition to our other early childhood development programs. We work together with our community partners to ensure that children are socially, emotionally, and physically ready to transition to Kindergarten.

 

Three Sites
CentralBenjamin Banneker Elementary School
SouthernGreen Holly Elementary School
SouthernGreenview Knolls Elementary School
Top Resources
Student Handbook
SMCPS CALENDAR SY 17-18
Sick Day Guidelines
 Vaccine Requirements for SY2017-2018

ABOUT HEAD START

Our focus is to provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in the following domains:

  • Language and literacy
  • Cognition and general knowledge
  • Physical development and health
  • Social and emotional development 

Head Start provides comprehensive services to enrolled low-income children and their families, which includes health, nutrition, social and other services determined to be necessary by family needs assessments.

MISSION

Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. The Head Start program builds relationships with families that support:

  • Family well-being and positive parent-child relationships
  • Families as learners and lifelong educators
  • Family engagement in transitions
  • Family connections to peers and community
  • Families as advocates and leaders

FUNDING

Head Start is a five-year grant federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages three through five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development.