Services    

   

Education

Social Services

Health

Nutrition

Transportation

Disability/Mental Health

Parent Involvement

Transition

Training and Career  Development

Fatherhood

Education

The objective of the Education is to provide all children with a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment, in order to help them gain the awareness, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in their present environment, and to deal with later responsibilities in school and in life.  Email for more information.

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Social Services

The objective of Social Services is to represent an organized method of assisting families to assess their needs and then providing those services that will build upon the individual strengths of families to meet their own needs.  Some of the activities that the Social Services Staff use to assist families to meet their needs are:  community outreach, referrals, family needs assessments, providing information about available community resources and how to obtain and use them, recruitment and enrollment of children, and emergency assistance and/or crisis intervention.  Email for more information.

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Health

Head Start’s commitment to wellness embraces a comprehensive vision of health for children, families and staff. The objective is to support healthy physical development by encouraging practices that prevent illness or injury, and by promoting positive, culturally relevant health behaviors that enhance life-long well-being.  Email for more information.

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Nutrition

The objective is to promote child wellness by providing nutrition services that supplement and complement those of the home and community. Head Start’s child nutrition services assist families in meeting each child’s nutrition needs and in establishing good eating habits that nurture healthy development and promote life-long well-being.  Email for more information.

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Transportation

The overall objective of Transportation is to provide transportation for our children to attend the Head Start Centers. By implementing a successful, the Federal Government has made funds for transportation. It becomes our responsibility to provide the best transportation possible for the tax dollars received. Transportation provided for all centers within designated areas. Email for more information.

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Disability/Mental Health

The Disabilities service insures that children with disabilities receive the full range of developmental services in an inclusive environment. This includes children with physical disabilities, health conditions, vision, hearing, speech or learning impairments. Special services such as screenings, evaluations, speech or physical therapy and transportation may also be provided. 

The objective of Mental Health is to build collaborative relationships among children, families, staff, mental health professionals, and the larger community, in order to enhance awareness and understanding of mental wellness and the contribution that mental health information and services can make to the wellness of all children and families.  Email for more information.

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Parent Involvement

Head Start offers parents opportunities and support for growth, so that they can identify their own strengths, needs and interests, and find their own solutions. Our objective is to support parents as they identify and meet their own goals, nurture the development of their children in the context of their family and culture, and advocate for communities that are supportive of children and families of all cultures.  Email for more information.

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Transition

The goal of Transition is to provide children and families with the information and resources they need to successfully prepare for entrance into kindergarten and public school system. Staff and families work together to ensure the transfer of relevant records between placements.  Email for more information.

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Training and Career Development

The objective is to promote training to develop the understandings, skills, and attitudes of staff necessary to carry out a quality child development program. The two components, of training and career development overlap when training events are designed to meet the needs of individual staff members. Effective training will be the first step toward reaching desired career development goals.  Email for more information.

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Fatherhood

The Fatherhood Service Area aims to enable father to guide and lead their child/children into a responsible lifestyle.  Head Start fathers can take advantage of an array of services that include information and workshops about the importance of taking good care of self, assistance with completing admissions and other forms to enter a job training program at an accredited/licensed college/school; assistance creating or upgrading a résumé and preparing for a job interview, useful material that responds to expressed needs or interests, family literacy strategies, assistance enrolling in GED or Adult Education classes.  Email for more information.

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