To assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, to gain new opportunities, and to achieve self-sufficiency.

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Parent Engagement

Tallatoona Head Start recognizes parents as the first and most important influence on the lives of their children.  We believe that engaging in a collaborative partnership with the family is the key to future success for our students.  Parents actively participate in the Parent Committee at each facility and the president of each Parent Committee serves on the Tallatoona Head Start Policy Council.

Parents have input into program planning as well as contribute suggestions for center activities through participation in their Parent Committee.  The Policy Council, which is a component of our program governance, approves hiring of staff, reviews the program budget, approves the program's annual refunding application and provides input into the management plan.  Parents are also encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and in various capacities at the centers.

Through participation in trainings, workshops, parent conferences and home visits, parents are educated and coached on the developmental needs of children and receive training in topics such as parenting skills, budgeting and nutrition that promote healthy families.

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