Head Start

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For this assignment, I conducted much research on the Head Start Program. Head Start is a child development program, which provides aid and assistance to financially less fortunate families. It serves children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. Head Start is child centered and focuses much attention on preparing young children from low-income families for school. Head Start helps parents improve their basic literacy, numeric skills and employability skills. It promotes children's developmental growth through early childhood education. The Head Start program holds classes, which instruct parents on how to promote their child's cognitive, social, language, and physical development. This program is of great importance,…show more content…
This program seems to dedicate their time and energy as best they can to the children. The teachers want to see their students prosper on to well educated individuals. Even though their parents may be low in the currency aspect yet the teachers seem to not care about the money income of themselves, but in seeing the student be educated and get every opportunity they deserve. Through collaborative partnerships, Head Start fosters children's development for life-long learning and empowers families to achieve self-sufficiency. Head Start believes that children, families and staff can benefit most from a comprehensive interdisciplinary high quality program that empowers them to reach their greatest potential. The Head Start Program's vision is to set the standard of excellence in leadership and service necessary to conquer the changes and challenges of a 21st Century generation.
Through leadership, advocacy and collaborative partnerships the Head Start Program provides high quality, comprehensive services for children and families to achieve self-sufficiency. It seems they recognize and value high quality and excellence, personal and professional development, parent participation and shared governance, individual and collective achievement, the well being of their employees, mutual partnerships, and most importantly team work for the children, families, staff and community.
Head Start is an evolving concept.
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