Family Services

Delta Health Alliance Head Start Philosophy

Welcome to Delta Health Alliance Head Start! Walking through our doors opens up all kinds of possibilities for child and adult alike. It takes all of us working together to make the change you want for you. It starts at open house/orientation where you learn about Head Start and how we can help you make a change that impacts you, your child and your future.

Our Process

Open House & Orientation

Welcome to Head Start of DHA! Walking through our doors opens up all kinds of possibilities for child and adult alike. It takes all of us working together to make the change you want for you. It starts at open house/orientation where you learn about Head Start and how we can help you make a change that impacts you, your child and your future.

We start out by asking the important questions – what matters to you. The strength assessment is designed to capture both the strengths (what’s working well) and needs (areas I could use some help with) of each family and be a stepping stone to the Family Partnership Agreement.

Head Start staff will provide information and or referrals to assist families with need and goals families have. Success comes from attending. Our job is to give you the resources and referrals that helps lead you to a successful conclusion.

All Head Start families will be invited to participate in activity events. Aside from fun, events will provide parents and caregivers opportunities for parent education (both parenting skills, and or information on services in the community), and provide two-way communication between staff and parents. Events will have interpretation and materials available in the family’s home language whenever possible.

All families will be offered an opportunity to participate in a family partnership agreement. As part of the goal-setting process, Head Start staff and families can learn from each other. Families can identify hopes and dreams for themselves or their family as a whole and Head Start staff will partner with the family to find ways to reduce/eliminate barriers as parents/caregivers move towards those dreams.

All our families are provided with:

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Counseling
  • Parenting Classes
  • Job Searches and Training
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Personal Safety
  • Recognizing Child Abuse
  • Surviving Domestic Violence

Homeless families are automatically eligible for Head Start.