We're passionate about our mission ― to increase physical activity, outdoor play, and healthy eating among Head Start and Early Head Start children, families, and staff. To reduce childhood obesity and its associated costs ― and to raise happy, healthy children ― it takes active, engaged, and informed parents, families, communities and early childhood professionals working in partnership. Together, we can all make a difference in the lives of young children.
HSBS has three main objectives:
- To inform and assist the Office of Head Start in setting national priorities and developing policies (ongoing).
- To provide resources, training, and technical assistance to Head Start and Early Head Start Centers (ongoing).
- To administer and support grants for construction or improvement of outdoor play spaces at Head Start Programs (completed September, 2012).