Head Start Program
Head Start Program is a comprehensive child development program
serving children from ages three to five. It is child focused, and the overall goal
is to increase the social competence of young children in low-income/high
risk families. Head Start provides a wide range of individualized
services in the areas of education and early childhood development,
medical, dental, mental health, nutrition
and parent involvement. The entire range of services is responsive
and appropriate to each child's developmental, ethnic, cultural,
and linguistic heritage and experience.
- Comprehensive preschool program, where the educational
staff and parents set goals for children's learning, plan experiences
through which they can achieve these goals and communicate with
each other regularly about the child's developmental progress.
- Family advocates who work directly with families to
help them develop and utilize individual and family strengths
to meet personal and family goals.
- Close partnership with families, recognizing the role
of parents as the primary educators and nurturers of their children.
- Partnerships with the community through which links
with community organizations ensure resources are used to meet
children and families individualized needs.