A lifetime of success begins with a healthy foundation in early childhood. Since 1992, Sarpy County/ESU #3 Head Start and Early Head Start (SCHS) has been providing children and families quality early intervention services designed to prepare children for success in school and to strengthen and engage families as they provide supportive, enriching home environments.


Head Start and Early Head Start are funded through grants administered by the Office of Head Start and the Administration for Children and Families, which is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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SCHS provides a variety of learning experiences to help
children grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Health & Nutrition

SCHS helps connect families with services such as
immunizations, dental, medical, and mental health, and
nutritional support, with an emphasis on early identification of
potential health concerns.

Parent Involvement

SCHS involves parents in the planning and implementation of
activities and programming. Parents serve on the Policy Council
and committees that make administrative decisions, participate
in classes and workshops on child development, and volunteer
in the program.

Social and Community Services

SCHS works with families to identify their unique needs and
increase their capacity to access and utilize community


Supporting. Educating. Advocating. Empowering.

One child, one family, one community partnership at a time.


Helping children and families achieve positive health and educational outcomes.

Leading to school readiness, resilience, and self-sufficiency.