Family and Community Support Services
Family Service will provide a wide range of resources meant to enhance the resilience of vulnerable families by providing social support, information, concrete service linkages, and parental education and leadership training what will ameliorate the stresses that parents may be experiencing. Our commitment is to provide high quality comprehensive early childhood education and family support services to empower families and their children to reach their full potential while strengthening the community. Family Partnership Agreements will be developed for each family through the assessment of each family's strengths and needs. Family Service will develop community collaborative partnerships in each community served by Head Start Centers to leverage available resources to meet community and family needs. Services offered include:
- Developmentally appropriate early childhood education services utilizing an evidenced based curriculum in a school campus or center-based setting.
- Nutrition services.
- Assistance in obtaining health services (medical and dental).
- Mental wellness.
- Services for children with disabilities.
- Parent, family and community engagement opportunities.
Family Service's utilization of parent leadership development and family engagement strategies with the utilization of strengths-based case management services and concrete neighborhood and community linkages with comprehensive resource and referral services will result in children and families who are healthy, happy and ready to succeed in school. Family Service's Family and Community Support Services will be based upon best practice recommendations from the Administration of Children, Youth and Families Head Start Bureau and all Head Start Performance Standards and Regulations.