TCAP is committed to increasing involvement of parents in all areas of the Head Start program, including parent education, program planning, and operating activities. Uniting parents, families and the community will create a strong environment which will support growth, development, and opportunities for all children.
Family Services helps families assess their needs, provides information about community resources, makes referrals, and facilitates access to appropriate services. In addition, Family Services staff assist parents in completing the enrollment application.
The goal of Community Partnerships is to develop and maintain community connections to resources that provide services for early childhood services and self-sufficiency and the related services.
Each family is assigned a Family Advocate. The advocate will conduct 2-3 Home Visits per school year. During these Home Visits, the advocate will guide the family in completing a Family Needs Assessment (FNA). Based on the needs the family has identified with the FNA, the advocate will collaborate with the family to create a Family Partnership Agreement (FPA). The FPA is a set of goals the family sets for themselves and the plan for the advocate to guide them to meeting those goals.
Kings and Cubs Club
Head Start encourages father and father-figure involvement. Our Kings and Cubs Club events offer activities to promote positive bonding experiences between children and their father/father-figure.