Want to build better partnerships with those working in Early Childhood Education? Join us as Helena Wagner, Director of the Head Start Collaboration Office at the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, gives us the 411 on Head Start in the state of Wyoming. Please feel free to send Susan any questions you might have.
Head Start, a sister to CSBG, promotes the school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children from low-income families. Services are provided in a variety of settings including centers, family child care, and children’s own home. Head Start programs also engage parents or other key family members in positive relationships, with a focus on family wellbeing. Parents participate in leadership roles, including having a say in program operations.
Head Start programs support children's growth in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include:
- Early learning and development: Children's readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences.
- Health: Health and physical development are crucial for early learning opportunities that require children to fully explore and experience their environment.
- Family well-being: Parents and families are offered program services to support family well-being and to achieve family goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.