The Wright County Community Action (WCCA) Head Start Program provides your 3-5 year old child with a head start. Community based child and family development programming through the Head Start program is available to eligible households throughout Wright and Western Hennepin County.
WCCA Head Start services promote cognitive, social, and emotional growth and development of 3-5 year old children from income eligible families and for age eligible children with special needs. Activities centered around health, education, nutrition and socialization are focused on children’s growth and development in language, literacy, math, science social functioning, creative arts, physical skills, overall learning abilities and more. Parent involvement and participation is a key element to each child’s success and actively promoted in Head Start.
WCCA provides Head Start programming at centers and through a Home/Parent based model. Daily schedules at centers vary by location and include 4 hour, 6 hour and extended day.
WCCA Head Start Currently has a Four Star Parent Aware Rating
Families use Aware Star Ratings to find programs using best practices that prepare children for kindergarten.
Four Star Parent Aware Programs:
- Are committed to school readiness by planning and evaluating daily schedules, learning activities and materials, classroom layout, and health-related practices.
- Are committed to school readiness by using best practices in child assessment, and always working toward making instruction more individualized, stimulating and language-rich in order to promote critical thinking.
- Have education credentials and are committed to ongoing professional development in key areas of children’s development; cultural and socio-economic differences between families; practices that support inclusion; offering healthy meals; and engaging children in physical activity and active play.
- Develop strong relationships with families by sharing assessment results, helping them access family support services, and providing information in parents’ primarily languages.
WCCA Head Start uses Creative Curriculum and the Teaching Strategies GOLD Child Assessment System to monitor children’s progress.