Parent, Family & Community Engagement (PFCE)
Parent Involvement supports parents as prime educators of their children and assists families in becoming self-sufficient through parent trainings and workshops, volunteering, male initiative activities and governance roles, such as parent center offices and policy council representatives.
We emphasize the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of a child, and inclusion. We provide holistic services; excellent curriculum, dental services, health services, nutritious-catered meals, family engagement, and much more.
We serve low-income children, and services are extended to serving children with disabilities and their families. To be eligible, children must be 3 or 4 years old. Our program is required by the Office of Head Start to make space available to 10% of children with disabilities or special needs.
Health & Mental Health & Nutrition
The Health Services Area assists parents in obtaining health screening along with medical and dental exams/services for their children. Our children are taught the value of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and learn to limit sweets and sodas in order to protect their teeth.
Environmental Health & Safety
Health and safety is the program’s first priority. Safety and injury prevention for young children includes, but is not limited to: Creating safe environments for children based on their development and skills and training staff to watch children individually and in groups.
Effective governance is an essential part of any successful Head Start program. The structure includes three distinct entities that come together to form a solid whole. Members of each entity bring a unique and vital perspective that contributes to the effective running of the Head Start program.