With classrooms across St. John the Baptist Parish at three different school sites, St. John Head Start's goal is to promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing a child-centered, family focused, comprehensive, and community-based program. Head Start provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, dental, mental health, social services, and parent-involvement opportunities to low-income children and their families. Parents are also provided social services opportunities based on their needs. We provide pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Since created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful, longest-running school readiness program in the United Sates. More than 21 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start nationwide.