Head Start Vision

Children’s Development and Community Involvement

Our Vision:

Provision of quality services for children and families, supported by committed leadership.

Our Mission:

To partner with the family and community to support
the development of socially competent children who enter school ready to learn.

Core Values:

  • Parents are the first and primary educator of their own children.
  • Each family is unique, and a valuable part of the community as a whole.
  • All aspects of individual development are important, including social-emotional, cognitive, and physical growth.

Program Priorities:

  • Establish a safe, secure and respectful learning environment for children, families and program staff.
  • Encourage personal responsibility for self-management and self-advocacy.
  • Promote positive health and nutrition practices.
  • Provide educational and social opportunities to enhance the personal development of children, families and staff.
  • Promote cultural competency and inclusion practices.
  • Foster continuing relationships with the community to increase access to services and revenue.
  • Establish effective and responsive systems of supervision and management of personnel and resources.
PC Approval 03/18/08

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