A major component of Head Start programming is Family Services. We strive to provide comprehensive services not only to Head Start children, but also to their families. Family Advocates will provide home visits, create goals, plan family events, and connect your family to community resources. In our program, every family will have their own Family Advocate.
You are your child’s FIRST and most IMPORTANT educator! Head Start is a wonderful place to get practice being a teacher. Parent and family engagement is key to your child's education and success. We provide a variety of activities and opportunities for parent engagement, such as Family Fun Nights and Workshops. You can volunteer in the classroom, join our Parent Committee, help plan events and activities, and attend training/workshops.
Head Start hosts regular family fun events, such as Wii, movie, and game nights, fitness activities, and celebrations. These activities are meant to encourage parent and family participation. These events also provide parents to meet other parents! Parents and guardians will be notified of these events via newsletter, letter sent home, phone call, or other means of communication, so be on the look-out.
Head Start will offer training and workshops to families that are of interest to them. Once parents complete the Family Interest Survey, Head Start will set up workshops for parents to attend. We can offer childcare and provide certificates for attending and completing these sessions.
If your child is moving onto Kindergarten in the fall, we want to help! We will host field trips to Kindergarten classrooms in the spring so the upcoming-Kindergarteners can visit their new school and teacher before school starts. We will also provide relevant trainings for parents and help with school registration.