Parent/Child Incorporated's Head Start/Early Head Start Program provides a full range of quality, comprehensive services to infants and toddlers from birth through four years old, including expectant and pregnant teens. PCI offers parenting skills classes, meal planning, and hands-on experiences in infant care, as well as prenatal and postnatal care.

The program offers children activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. At PCI, we recognize that parents are their children's first and most important teachers. We welcome your involvement in Head Start/Early Head Start activities and work as partners with you to support your child's progress. Head Start staff members provide your child with care, acceptance, understanding, and opportunities to learn and succeed. Head Start children learn to socialize, solve problems, improve their listening and speaking skills, and gain experiences that build self-confidence.

Your Head Start/Early Head Start child will also be screened and examined by skilled professionals for health problems, including vision and hearing tests and necessary immunizations. Head Start offers nutrition assessments, dental referrals, and follow-up services. Disabilities and mental health services are available for children and families with special needs.

The Family Service Worker will regularly communicate with parents or guardians to identify and achieve goals and aspirations, including interacting in the family's preferred language. Please note: All information discussed will be kept confidential. They will also refer families to appropriate medical, social welfare, or employment assistance agencies. Parents and family members can participate in training on various subjects, such as job training, health and nutrition, and accessing free community resources. Some parents learn English or improve their reading skills. Head Start/Early Head Start also assists parents interested in obtaining a high school General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or other adult education opportunities. You can become a volunteer and learn more about child development, potentially qualifying for training that can lead to employment in the childcare field. Additionally, you can have a voice in the Head Start program by serving on various committees.

PCI Educational Services:

  • Full-day services
  • Year-round setting
  • Skills identified through ongoing classroom assessments
  • Educational field trips
  • Teacher home visits in Fall/Spring
  • Parent conferences in Fall/Spring
  • Encouraged family volunteering in the classroom