Our Mission as Head
Start parents and staff
“Head Start provides a supportive and consistent
preschool educational environment for children and
families through open communication, exceptional
resources, and positive role modeling to help
children and adults become successful and
SCS Head Start Program respects the privacy of each Head
Start participant and complies with the federal
regulations on confidentiality of information. All
information held by the program, whether gathered
formally or informally, is private and protected. This
includes medical history, family status, financial
information, and other personal data. Our written Head
Start policy on confidentiality is available for
families and staff at each Head Start Center.
Parent and Community
and community volunteers are urged to join in the
Program as helpers in the classroom, kitchen, office,
vehicles and many other Head Start activities.
Volunteers are encouraged to keep a regular schedule.
The children get used to seeing volunteers every
Wednesday from 9-10 for instance, and look forward to
each visit. We do not want to let them down.
Head Start Program of SCS follows Head Start Program
Performance Standards, which explain the objectives and
basic standards needed to meet our goals. All staff
members are expected to be familiar with the Performance
Standards and use them as a guide during the course of
the year. Volunteers and parents are invited to become
familiar with them. This Handbook contains the basic
policies and procedures for all Centers.
serve a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day at Head
Start. Breakfast time is at 9:00 A.M. and Lunch is at
noon. Menus are distributed to parents monthly through
our SCS Head Start newsletter. We eat our meals family
style, with children and adults seated together to serve
themselves, eat and socialize.
Male Involvement in
Start is committed to having positive male involvement
in the program. Among the ways young children are helped
by a kind relationship with men are role development
(being comfortable with males or females) social
adjustment (getting along with other people), and
cognitive development (thinking).
SCS Head Start
Head Start Curriculum is based on the two key elements
essential for a positive and effective program. It is
consistent with the Head Start Program Performance
Standards and is grounded on sound child development
principles about how children grow and learn. Children
learn by having experiences with all their senses;
playing and exploring in a variety of settings;
experimenting and problem solving on their own and
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