Get a Head Start with the Smithsonian

We are proud to partner with the National Head Start Association to create resources from across the Smithsonian to support initiative and curiosity, language and communication, and exploration and discovery in Head Start classrooms nationwide!

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Live Programs and Classroom Resources ›

Unique programs and activities that bring the Smithsonian to your preschool classroom.

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Professional development resources designed by Smithsonian early learning experts.

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About Get A Head Start With the Smithsonian

"Get a Head Start with the Smithsonian" encourages early STEAM learning through play discovery with live virtual field trips to the Zoo, wrap-around classroom activities and resources, and engaging professional development modules that bring the best of Smithsonian early learning to the Head Start community.

Get a Head Start with the Smithsonian resources are designed by educators from the National Zoo, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Postal Museum, and the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center.

Get a Head Start with the Smithsonian is funded in part by the Jeff Bezos gift to the National Air and Space Museum.