Family Community Partnership

Family involvement is the foundation of our program

Since 1965 Head Start has touched the lives of over 20 million children and their families across the nation.  Head Start is widely acknowledged as a world class leader in laying the foundation for school readiness, future educational achievement and life success.

At Badlands Head Start:  Prenatal to Five, families are mutual PARTNERS engaged in the long term success of children.Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five began services in 1993.We have partnered with over 2,500 families in readying their children for school.

“Parent Engagement equals children’s success.”

Families work with staff to identify and achieve their goals and aspirations.Staff work with families building ongoing, respectful and goal-orientated relationships.

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 This is an opportunity for parents, as partners, to invest the time to engage with Badlands Head Start and other families as a learning community. BHS:P-5 staff and families collaborate with community, health, mental health, social service and school partners to build peer networks, link families and children to needed services and support successful transitions for children and families.

The belief of Badlands Head Start:  Prenatal to Five is:

“the family is the first and forever teacher of their children.”

It is an honor and privilege to PARTNER with you and your child on this road to school readiness … and life success.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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