"Educate, equip, empower and elevate children, parents, and community."
Montgomery County Head Start is a federally funded, family focused and community oriented program meeting the social, emotional, health, and nutritional needs of income eligible children aged 3-5 years old. We provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate early childhood program that enables and empowers families to become their own advocates.
The True Meaning of Head Start
H - represents HOPE: to a disadvantaged child, cocooned in the bosom of poverty- a
chance to blossom into a beautiful creative butterfly.
E - represents EDUCATION: the keys that opens doors to a better life - it provides to each child a learning environment that helps her or him develop socially, intellectually, physically, and mentally.
A - represents ALPHA: the beginning of new strategies to improve the effectiveness of a child through the involvement of parents and the community.
D - represents DEVELOPMENT: a stage in growth instilling in each child the right habits in the beginning. This enables each child to use her or his skills to become more creative, more interested in Iearning, and more prepared to enter the next phase of learning.
S - represents SELF-DEVOTION: a devotion of staff and community to the cause of preparing each child to deal with both the present environment and later responsibilities of school and life.
T - represents TEXTBOOK: the program Performance Standards provides for improvement of health and abilities, encouragement of self-confidence, and enhancement of a sense of dignity and self-worth.
A - represents ALLIANCE: the coming together or staying together for the common cause - the betterment of life for a disadvantaged child.
R - represents RESPONSIBILITY: an obligation or a firm commitment to help those who cannot help themselves.
T - represents TOMORROW: for with tomorrows comes more young minds to mold.
Together, they represent Head Start
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