Head Start is integral part of many Community Action Agencies. Head Start, a national program administered through the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of education, health, nutritional, social and other comprehensive services to enrolled children and families. Head Start has served over 30 million children and their families in urban and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories. Head Start and Community Action Agencies partner to ensure the mission of educating and assisting low-income children and families is achieved.