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What's the difference between HS and PSP?

Head Start and Preschool Promise programs both work towards providing families with access to high quality early care and educational services. Although both programs work towards the same goal, there are factors that create them different from each other. Preschool Promise programs serve exclusively children who are between the ages of 3 and 4, while Head Start also has the ability to serve children between the ages of 0 to 5. Another of the key differences is the income eligibility for both programs. Head Start serves families who are in or under the 130% Federal Poverty Guideline. While Preschool Promise programs are able to serve families who fall in or under the 200% Federal Poverty Guideline. Head Start programs also offer more extensive resources for families. With dental, vision and developmental screenings within 30 days of enrollment, ongoing developmental assessments, experience, home visits (two per year) , and mental health supports with referrals to additional supports when needed.