People know that Head Start does childcare--they may even know that we are preschool services. They may not know that we offer NAEYC Accredited preschool services. We have high quality programs that prepare children for transition to k-12 school and beyond.
We also work intensively with the families. We value parents and caregivers as a child's first and lifelong teacher, and we work with them to nurture their skills, to help them develop new skills and to connect them to resources and other parents for support. We also provide support for families to be certain that they are receiving the health care they need, and we sometimes drive families to health care appointments to be sure that children come to school ready to learn.
We help parents make contact with education and job opportunities as well. We want the family as a whole to be healthy physically, emotionally, and financially.