Head Start Resources

These ABCD Head Start publications provide deep, detailed information for parents and those referring children and families. Learn about the curriculum, classroom design, nutrition, eligibility and more.

 

The Head Start Parent Handbook

If your child is enrolled in ABCD Head Start or Early Head Start, please download our Parent Handbook. It covers information about every aspect of our program, including monthly parent meetings, workshops and trainings, classroom activities, and more..

Active participation of parents is what makes ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services so different from all other early childhood programs. We welcome your input!

Parent Handbook 2017 – 2018 with enrollment forms

You can view and download this guide in SpanishArabicBrazilian PortugueseChinese Simplified, or Haitian Creole.

 

Head Start and Early Head Start programs in depth

How do we support pregnant women? How can we make your home a learning lab that fosters growth and development? Do we offer services for children with disabilities? What about educator training? Lastly, what do I need to know as a referring professional or agency? These publications can help.

Head Start Center-based Program

Early Head Start Center-based Program

Early Head Start Home-based Program

Early Head Start Pregnant Women Program

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program

Agency Referral Guide for Young Children With Disabilities

Our guides are also available in the following languages:

Child Development Associate Training Program: Arabic | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Portugese | Spanish
Disabilities Guide: Arabic | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Portugese | Spanish
Early Head Start (Center Based): Arabic | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Portugese | Spanish
Early Head Start (Home Based): Arabic | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Portugese | Spanish
Early Head Start (Pregnant Women): Arabic | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Portugese | Spanish
Head Start: Arabic | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Portugese | Spanish

Map Locations

If you live in Boston, Malden, Medford or Everett, find an ABCD Head Start or Early Head Start center near you.