Head Start


Mission Statement

Manchester Head Start's Mission is: 

  • To build partnerships with families and the community
  • To support health and life-long learning
  • To ensure that the educational environment is developmentally appropriate for each child
  • To respect and empower children and their families through education and parent involvement
  • To Celebrate Diversity.


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In 1965 President Johnson announced Project Head Start. Beginning as a summer program dedicated to fighting the war on poverty. The program has helped millions of children get a "head start". Today Head Start programs coninue their core mission of assisting the most vulnerable children and families wherever they reside.

Engaging and Empowering Communities

The Manchester Head Start program is a high-quality, comprehensive child development program, providing a foundation that enables children and families to achieve their full potential.




Meet Jorge, a former Manchester Head Start Student


Head Start logo


Component Plans & Performance Standards 2015-2016 

Education & Early Childhood Development

Mental Health

Community Partnerships

Family Partnerships


Program Design, Management, & Governance

Health & Safety (coming soon)

Nutrition (coming soon)




Principal: Sinthia Sone-Moyano
Phone: 860-647-3501
Email: sinthias@mpspride.org

Office:  (860) 647-3502
Fax:  (860) 647-5046

Kathryn Pennington

Family Services Manager:
Ruby Marentes

Education Manager:
Cynthia Crespo

Social Worker:
Elissa Stolzenberg




Manchester Public Schools 45 North School St, Manchester, CT 06042

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