Head Start Act (1964)
This link provides a copy of the current Head Start legislation. According to this legislation, Head Start exists
"... to promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development-
(1) in a learning environment that supports children's growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning; and
(2) through the provision to low-income children and their families of health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary."
In general, this piece provides information on the structure and the many facets of the Head Start program.