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The Head Start partnership provides to all participants early intervention services and support designed to enhance independence, social success and academic achievement.
1. Establish a supportive learning environment for children, parents, and staff, in which the processes of enhancing awareness, refining skills, and increasing understanding are valued and promoted.
2. Recognize that the members of the Head Start community, children, families and staff have roots in many cultures. Head Start families and staff, working together as a team can effectively promote respectful , sensitive, and proactive approaches to diversity issues.
3. Understand that the empowerment of families occurs when program governance is responsibility shared by families, governing bodies, and staff, and when ideas andopinions of families are heard and respected.
4. Embrace a comprehensive vision of health for children, families, and staff which assures that a basic health needs are met; encourages practices that prevents future illnesses and injuries; and promotes positive, culturally relevant health behaviors that enhance lifelong well-being.
5. Respect the importance of all aspects of an individual's development, including social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth.
6. Build a community which each child and adult is treated as an individual while at the same time a sense of belonging to group is reinforced.
7. Foster relationships with the larger community so that families and staff are respected and served by a network of community agencies partnership with each other.
8. Develop a continuum of care, education, and services that provide stable, uninterrupted support to families and children during and after their Head Start.
We ask that you do not bring children under the age of 18 with you when you attend training presented by Region 7 ESC. Thank you for your cooperation.
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