Welcome to the Guam Head Start Program

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  • Families in Motion “Building Tomorrow Together” Transition Conference Head Start Parents!   Join us for the “Families in Motion Transition Conference”, an opportunity for the Guam Head Start Program to work with parents and families and prepare for a ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2016, 5:11 PM by Enrico Pegarido
  • Guam Head Start Program Environmental Health and Safety (EnvHS) Review CONGRATULATIONS to the Guam Head Start Program Staff and Management Team, Department of Education Management, Guam Education Board, Guam Head Start Policy Council, School Principals and Maintenance for support, especially ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 10:46 PM by Enrico Pegarido
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Program Information


The Guam Head Start Program provides comprehensive services to 534 children ages 3 – 5 and their families, with priority given to preschoolers who will be entering Kindergarten next year.  The Head Start Program is under the Guam Department of Education and the Head Start Classrooms or Centers are part of most Elementary schools in Guam.  See the Head Start Center Listing to check which school have a Head Start Center for this School Year.


The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is the grantee for the program.  Health and Human Services, Administration for Children Youth and Families, Office of Head Start program provides the majority of the funding with the Department of Education ensuring a level of effort of 20% of the grant award.


The Guam Education Policy Board (GEPB) is the Governing Body for the program and works with the Parent Policy Council in shared decision making and discussion in the planning of the program.

Guam Head Start Philosophy:

The Guam Department of Education Head Start Program strives to provide, arrange and/or obtain comprehensive services for low-income children and families.  The number of families that are no longer eligible for public assistance programs continues to increase, although their level of income remains low.  The program assists families to become more involved with the health, safety, social and educational needs of their children and adult family members.  The more knowledge and understanding the families have regarding issues and concerns, the better they can advocate for themselves and with us.


Guam Head Start Vision: 

All children and families receive quality comprehensive services respectful of diversity, which empowers them to achieve their life goals and become stronger advocates for their families, children, and self

Guam Head Start Mission:


Prepare:    Children and Families for Success

Promote:    Increased social competency and self sufficiency

Provide:     Support and services

Head Start Objectives: 
  1. Provide children with services to enhance their growth and development 
  2. Strengthen families as the primary caregivers/ nurturers of their children 
  3. Support families by providing opportunities for them to progress toward their goals of self sufficiency 
  4. Link children and families to needed community services by strengthening collaborative partnerships.
  5. Ensure well-managed programs that involve parents in the decision making.  Strengthen shared decision making with all stakeholder.
Click on this Link:  Guam Head Start Program Philosophy to read the complete version.