Head Start is a federally funded program, providing comprehensive services, including preschool, to primarily low-income 3 and 4 year old children. Head Start has been in existence for 42 years providing a safe healthy learning environment, a developmentally appropriate education, and nutritious meals to disadvantaged "at risk" children. Head Start has been in Plumas County, on the fairgrounds, for at least 30 years.

Head Start has been around so long because it works! Studies show for every dollar spent on quality early childhood education, more than $7 is saved on each of these children later for school retention, special education, and support services. These children are less likely to drop out of school or commit crime and are more likely to go to college.

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