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Head Start/Early Head Start Teams

Education/Inclusion Team

  • Supports inclusive classroom environments and individualization for children of all abilities
  • Coaches teachers to improve classroom practices and child outcomes through relationship building, observation, modeling and professional development
  • Supports parents in obtaining specialized services for children that are identified as benefitting from further evaluation

Family/Health Advocate Team

  • Promotes active family and community engagement
  • Supports families in identifying strengths and needs, accessing resources and making progress towards individualized goals
  • Plans health and nutrition workshops and activities for families and sites
  • Collaborates with families and healthcare professionals to monitor and support children’s health through well-child visits and follow up treatment

Nutrition Specialist

  • Provides nutrition health services focusing on early intervention and prevention
  • Reviews menus to ensure meals meet all Head Start and licensing requirements

Mental Health Specialist

  • Performs classroom observations of children, staff and the environment
  • Provides guidance on social-emotional development
  • Conducts workshops and provides crisis counseling and referrals for families

Safe Environments Team

  • Conducts semi-annual assessments to ensure all children receive services in safe environments
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