Head Start of Washington County is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Washington County. Head Start of Washington County is one of the most culturally diverse social service organizations in Washington County serving at-risk children ages 0-5 and their families.
Head Start of Washington County offers educational and developmental services to over 500 children every year. 90% of the families Head Start of Washington County serves are below the poverty line ($23,050 for a family of four). Children who begin their lives in poverty face many challenges in school. Head Start children are statistically more likely to begin school ready to learn, go on to graduate high school, pursue higher education and become gainfully employed citizens of the community. 17%-22% of Head Start of Washington County's children demonstrate another need such as a diagnosed disability.
Head Start of Washington County parents benefit, as well. 69% of the Head Start of Washington County families enrolled into the program come from single parent households and 16% experienced homelessness some time during the school year. 94% of Head Start of Washington County parents have set Family Goals for Self-Improvement, such as taking classes towards their GED, finding stable housing, or securing reliable transportation. With support from staff, most Head Start of Washington County parents are successful in achieving their personal goals.
Head Start of Washington County offers a wide range of services, including child development, medical, dental, vision, mental health, and nutritional screenings. Head Start of Washington County places a strong emphasis on school readiness and is committed to giving low income and special needs children the HEAD START they need!