Head Start provides comprehensive early learning services to children and families who are most at risk of academic failure. Federal and state funding supports this program in Pennsylvania. In addtion to educational programming, Head Start offers health/nutrition services, social support to families, and a strong parent/family involvment component. Eligible children are ages 3 to 5 years, living in families earning up to 100% of the federal poverty level ($26,200 for a family of four), identified as foster children, or live in families experiencing homelessness. Up to 10 percent of enrollment slots can be used to support at-risk children whose families exceed the incolem guidelines.