We Partner with Parents
Research supports the essential role the family plays in children’s healthy development and academic success. The data indicates that children do better in school if their parents are knowledgeable, encouraging, and involved in their children’s education.
Mountainland Head Start, Inc. Family Service staff works to promote, the notion that children’s success is inextricably connected to the strength and resourcefulness of their families.
A primary objective of family services is to help families be advocates for their children and become self-sufficient. Social service support is provided to the families of all enrolled children.
Our Family Advocates assist parents to meet their needs through education, advocacy and referral. Social service staff help families assess family needs, develop strategies to meet those needs, access resources, and solve problems. Our Family Advocates help families find work opportunities, housing, child care, food stamps, literacy and ESL classes, WIC, HEAT, and numerous other community services. It is our goal to link families to other agencies who will help them live more comfortable and less stressful lives.
Family Advocates make regular home visits to provide parents with information on key issues for the family, and support them in the family partnership process of setting and achieving goals.