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Mission Statement
SIEOC Head Start is a leader in providing
family-focused, early childhood development programs. Our program models and promotes learning and wellness for our children, families, staff and communities.

We build partnerships and strengths to provide opportunities for all to reach their goals.

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Head Start is a federal program for preschool children of all abilities, from income eligible families.  The Head Start program is operated by local non-profit organizations in almost every county in the country.Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities while YOUTH LETTER BLOCKS

socializing with other children to help prepare them for kindergarten. Parent engagement is vital to the Head Start philosophy and we believe that parents are the primary educators in their child’s life.Parents are offered opportunities to participate in a variety of ways, such as volunteering in the classroom,
serving on a committee, a parent group, or Policy Council.

Head Start offers a sense of belonging, access to support services and a chance to be involved in activities to help the entire family.Family members can take part in training classes on topics such as child rearing, job training, health and nutrition, and availability of many resources in your own community.Head Start also offers assistance to parents interested in obtaining a high school General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or other adult education opportunities.

Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically.Head Start staff recognizes that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children.They welcome parents’ involvement in Head Start activities and will work as partners with you to help your child progress.

The SIEOC Head Start program maintains 266 slots for children and their families each year through center based programs in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.The center based classrooms are a welcoming environment where the children are valued and secure.Learning centers are set up throughout the classroom and are designed to give children choices which reflect their interest and stage of development.They receive healthy meals and snacks and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.Information regarding health services and children with special needs is provided to insure that each child has the opportunity to reach his or her potential.

Funding provided through U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families.

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