The Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development services for children from birth to five years, and focus on the goals of promoting social competence and school readiness for each child.
Because Head Start believes that parents and families are a child’s first and best teacher, partnerships with families are considered an important and integral part of the Head Start experience.
Through these partnerships, parents are:
- Encouraged to become involved in all aspects of the Head Start program
- Empowered to become advocates for their children and themselves
- Inspired to pursue the goals they have identified.
In addition to partnering with parents, WestCOP’s Head Start program actively collaborates with a wide range of community agencies. These collaborations serve to ensure that resources are available for the children and families as they progress towards their goals. We engage in extensive outreach and education among low-income families in the communities we serve.