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Western Arizona Council Of Governments Head Start Center

224 So. 3rd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

(928) 217-7145


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The primary focus of WACOG Head Start is children and their families. It is the program's mission to provide the foundation for the development of self-sufficient, healthy, caring and productive children and families by establishing an environment of achievement. To this end, it is the role of WACOG Head Start to insure the provision of opportunities for parents to become active participants in their children's growth and development.
It is the responsibility of Head Start administration to insure all program staff, regardless of position, is provided the means to continue their professional development through formal education and program training opportunities in order to assure the provision of quality services for children and families.
The success of Head Start's work ultimately rests on the enhancement of the sense that dignity and self-worth within each child and family who participates in our program. Success will be dependent upon the mutual respect of the unique qualities of individual abilities, cultures, languages, traditions, personalities and sense of commitment brought into the classroom and home by parents, children and staff.
Excerpted from the preschool's website