The Foundling’s Head Start program operates in Puerto Rico and provides high-quality early education and child development services, which promote children’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth for later success in school. The center-based program embeds responsive and effective teacher-child interactions.
The Head Start program integrates parent and family engagement strategies into all systems and program services to support family well-being and promote children’s learning and development. The program delivers developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate learning experiences in language, literacy, mathematics, social and emotional functioning, science, physical skills, and creative arts. To deliver such high-quality early education and child development services, the program is staffed by qualified teachers, social workers, nurses, and mental health professionals. Operating across Puerto Rico, Head Start services are provided by The Foundling in five municipalities: San Juan, Cataño, Vega Alta, Coamo, and Toa Baja. The program educates children ages 3-5 in specially designed early childhood centers.