Parents

Parents

Parent Involvement is an integral part of a successful program for you and your child.  Home visits build strong, supportive relationships between staff and parents.  Parents meet together for monthly meetings, educational programs, and other parent gatherings throughout the year.  Parent workshops are offered that are based on parent interests and give parents an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills.

Fatherhood & Male Involvement
Head Start and Early Head start believes in the growing awareness of fathers or male figures having an active role in the lives of children.  Fathers are a vital source of caring and nurturing, as well as financial support.  They are care givers and role models.  Fathers set expectations and help children to accomplish those goals.  Developing a strong relationship is not only important to the children and mothers, but also to the men themselves.  The UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start Program provides activities that will give the men an opportunity to get to know other men in the program and explore what the program can offer them and what in turn they can offer to the Head Start/Early Head Start Program.  Also, it gives them the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom and have a personal experience in sharing the daily activities.