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Western Dairlyand Head Start and Child Care Partners

Benefits for children/families:

  • Children attend the hours their parents need to work and meet school schedules
  • Full day, full week, full year Head Start program
  • Minimal transitions for children and families
  • Co-payment assistance
  • Enhanced family centered childcare program
  • State licensed facilities
  • Full Head Start services including: Health, Education, Family Services, Special Needs, Parent Involvement, and Group Activities
  • Head Start staff is a liaison between home and center
  • Home visits and individualized program
  • Parents make their own childcare choices and arrangements

Benefits for childcare centers:

  • Regular professional support including observations, staffing and training
  • Consultants for mental health, special needs, health and others as identified
  • Slot payments and blended resources
  • Inclusion and support for family centered activities and events
  • Consistent enrollment
  • Full day, full week, full year Head Start program model
  • Health services and screenings for childcare enrollment
  • Formal collaborative contracts and community involvement
  • Enhanced quality program

Benefits for Head Start:

  • Response and support goals for families who need childcare for work or school
  • Blended resources to provide consistent education and care
  • Formal collaborative contracts and community involvement
  • In-kind time and program space
  • Coordinated full Head Start services in consistent site
  • Variety of program option choices for families

For more information, visit the Western Dairyland website.