The four major components of this locally administered program are education, health, parent involvement, and social services.
Parents are involved in parent education and program planning/operating activities. They also may serve as members of the policy council and committees. Project Head Start has played a major role in focusing the attention of the nation on the importance of early childhood development, especially in the first five years of life. Since 1965, Head Start has sought to provide comprehensive developmental services for children from low-income families. Registration information is available from the head start family advocate.