West River Head Start
West River Head Start
"West River Head Start is committed to giving children and their families the opportunity to grow within their communities by providing quality education and family services."
Learning and Passion Equal Success
West River Head Start is a special place where wonderment is nurtured and curiosity grows. A place where creativity is cultivated and imagination blossoms. Head Start is a safe place filled with joy and acceptance. West River Head Start provides 3 to 5 year old children an opportunity to grow, thrive and develop a passion for learning. With age appropriate curriculum and lessons, West River Head Start provides a foundation for academic success and school readiness that scaffolds children on a path of critical thinking and strong social emotional health.
Experience something unique and heartwarming when you walk into one of the classrooms. Listen to the buzz of activity: wooden blocks clicking, crisp pages from a favorite book turning excitedly and the unforgettable sound of children laughing and giggling. These sound are continually interrupted with the “oohs” and “awes” from inquisitive young ones as they participate in hands-on experiences that stimulate deep and impactful learning.
Experience the magic as well. See children working together and communicating to accomplish common goals. See smiling teachers at eye-level with children as they help, encourage and foster them to try harder to accomplish a task. See a positive learning culture that warms your heart.
Parents and families are vital to a child's success. West River Head Start provides support and education to parents and caretakers with the two-generation model. The two-generation model supports parents and children at the same time to promote success at home and in the classroom. Parents set productive goals, and receive support in attaining that goal. Parents learn about healthy brain development and how it impacts their children. Most importantly, West River Head Start listens to parents’ thoughts and opinions on their children’s education. West River Head Start truly believes that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers and takes parents seriously. Take the opportunity to give your child a Head Start to enable their success and happiness!
2017-2018 Community Assessment
The purpose of this community assessment is to provide a needs assessment of the West River Head Start Service (WRHS) area in the state of North Dakota in order to develop program goals for the 2018-2023 grant years and ensure goals developed match WRHS mission statement: WRHS is committed to giving children and families the opportunity to grow within their communities by providing quality education and family services.
Click here for the current Community Assessment.
This report is prepared to comply with the Head Start Reauthorization Act of 2007. This report is for the fiscal year starting September 1, 2016 and ending August 31, 2017. Information in the report includes:
The total amount of public and private funds received and the amount from each source.
An explanation of budgetary expenditures and proposed budget for the fiscal year.
The total number of children and families served, the average monthly enrollment (as a percentage of funded enrollment), and the percentage of eligible children served.
The results of the most recent review by the Secretary and the financial audit.
The percentage of enrolled children that received medical and dental exams.
Information about parent involvement activities.
The agency's efforts to prepare children for kindergarten.
Community Assessment summary
Any other information required by the Secretary.
Click here to access our 2016-2017 Annual Report.
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