The Head Start Program of the Social Development Commission (SDC) has received a thumbs-up from federal monitors.
The Administration for Children and Families-Head Start office has given the program a clean bill of health following a review earlier this year. Staff from the Regional Head Start office visited the agency this past January to review a variety of program procedures and practices. After a three day examination, they confirmed that SDC program and those of its delegate agencies are operating within program requirements.
SDC Board Chair Kristina McHenry noted that SDC Head Start has implemented the ChildPlus system of tracking students and classrooms, adding that infrastructure improvement has helped achieve and maintain compliance with program regulations. She stated the report from the Head Start Regional office noted that multiple checks confirmed that conclusion. She congratulated the Head Start Policy Council, parents and staff for their efforts, saying “In working together, we move forward to ensure the security of our next generation in Head Start programs.”
The Head Start program, coordinated by the Social Development Commission, serves children between the ages of three and five years with a blend of academic and social skill preparation, health and dental screenings, and parental involvement. SDC and its delegates serve 3,000 children or two-thirds of all Head Start children in Milwaukee County.
To learn more, visit the SDC website at www.cr-sdc.org/index/Programs–Services/Education–Training/Head-Start.htm.