Holistic Services to Families
Although school readiness is clearly essential, we believe that the family and community are the most fundamental influences in the lives of children. Aside from educational needs, children also need supportive home environments combined with safe and stable communities to meet their maximum potential. In short, if you strengthen families and communities, you automatically improve the lives of children.
To this end, our program offers comprehensive child development and family services to all enrolled children and families. We incorporate state health, nutritional, and psychological services with school readiness because these services strengthen the child's capability to participate successfully in school.
Additionally, we strive to empower families by providing access to services and resources responsive to their needs, including: Opportunities for continuing education, employment training and job placement services; emergency or crisis assistance in areas such as food, housing, clothing, and transportation; and appropriate interventions, including participation in counseling and/or information on mental health issues that place families at risk, such as substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and domestic violence.Staff
In addition to our children and families, the success of our agency also depends on the dedication and quality of our staff and volunteers. Students, seniors, present/former Head Start parents or anyone with a passion for working with children and/or serving the public are highly encouraged to go to the county's current job opportunities
and apply for the jobs listed under PSD.Volunteers
Equally important, our volunteers are a treasure and are welcomed here. If you are interested in volunteering your time, we can use your services. Go to the Volunteer
page to get more information about volunteering in our programs. As a Volunteer, you may go into the classroom and help the teaching staff or may help out in administrative or clerical functions, whatever interests you. Your time and commitment are a highly valued benefit to the Department.
We sincerely thank you for taking time to visit our website. We hope you find it informative.Diana Alexander, Director