Our Head Start Manager recently asked me to check in with my staff to identify those who are former Head Start parents and of my 8 teachers, 7 of them are former Head Start parents. That last teacher? Just had her first child and I am interested to see if she enrolls her child within an Early Head Start. What does this mean to me as a director of a Head Start program?
It means that these strong women were once parents entrusting a program like ours to care for and educate their children. It gives me a new appreciation for the population we serve and for the population of my staff.
I love this kind of moment.