"Comprehensive child development services. To develop fully and achieve social competence, children and their families need a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to early childhood development and health services as well as family and community partnerships.
· Parental involvement. Parents are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of the Head Start program, including shared governance in policy and program decisions that respond to their interests and needs. Additionally, Head Start programs work in close partnership with parents and other family members to develop and utilize their strengths so that all involved adults may successfully support child, personal and family goals.
· Community partnerships and community-based services. Specific models of service provision flow out of the characteristics of different communities. To fulfill program and community goals, Head Start programs build linkages and collaborations with other service providers and leaders in the community."
Excerpted from the preschool's website