Family & Community Engagement

Partnerships with parents are a vital aspect of our philosophy at West Harlem Head Start. We believe that the home is the most important factor in a child’s development. We will always strive to support and complement the family in order to promote the healthy development of children and parents. With our direct support, parents learn to be effective advocates for their child throughout their entire school experience.

Parents are a part of a team that includes teachers, support staff, and a network of other community providers to strengthen the connection between home and school with the objective of including the parent in every aspect of the education program to improve student outcomes.

We involve parents/guardians in educational activities of our program to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child’s education and development.