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For Providers

Providers are at the heart of our work. Our team stands ready to support you as you implement a high-quality program to promote positive outcomes and school readiness for children and their families.

MARC Head Start For Providers

Organizational
Development

The Organizational Development team works in collaboration with all content areas to implement a system of continuous program improvement. This system includes a coordinated effort across individuals, departments and sites to mitigate risks, coordinate strategic planning and develop innovated practices.

Training Opportunities

Training opportunities are available throughout the year. Visit the training calendar to see what is coming next.

Request a Training

Don’t see a training that you need? Connect with your Quality Assurance Coordinatior here.

Your Support Team
at MARC

Education coordinator/coaches offer support and oversight for Education Services. They coach teachers and home visitors to provide engaging learning environments, play-based experiences, and effective interactions with young children. They also coordinate developmental screenings, observation-based assessment, analysis of child outcomes data, family style dining, continuity of care for infants and toddlers, and parents.

Carol Bolz

Carol Bolz

Education Manager

Lacy Butler

Lacy Butler

Education Coordinator/Coach

 
Lacy Butler

Nelly Beck

Education Coordinator/Coach

 
Michelle Draper

Michelle Draper

Education Coordinator/Coach

 
Jami Jordan

Jami Jordan

Education Coordinator/Coach

 
Jami Jordan

Kristin Burke

Education Coordinator/Coach

Kimberly McKeithen

Kimberly McKeithen

Education Coordinator/Coach

Our enrollment team is committed to serving children and families most in need and building relationships with partnering agencies.

Betty Choi

Betty Choi

Kate Eickhoff

Kate Eickhoff

ERSEA Coordinator

Liz Folk

Liz Folk

Lead Eligibility Specialist

Terrion Jones

Terrion Jones

Eligibility Specialist

 
Tori Humes

Tori Gress

Eligibility Specialist

Daniela Rivera

Daniela Rivera

ERSEA/Data Administrative Assistant
Gabrielle Bridgeman

Gabrielle Bridgeman

Eligibility Specialist
816-308-1917

Ga'Nea Jones

Ga’Nea Jones

Eligibility Specialist
816-701-8238

Our health services staff collaborate with the health care community to provide a coordinated approach to health care access and services.

Sandra Reece

Sandra Reece

Health and Nutrition Manager

Kathy Waage

Alma Rivera

Community Health Worker

Brandy Holderby

Brandy Holderby

Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Kathy Waage

Bridgette Smith

Community Health Worker

Brandi Halterman

Brandi Halterman

Health Specialist

MARC Head Start works with school districts and community agencies to support children and families who need assistance with mental health or early intervention services.

Tamara Graves

Tamara Graves

Mental Health and Disability Manager

Clara Chollet

Clara Chollet

Mental Health Coordinator

We engage families in partnerships that support the health growth and development of children, parents and the community. This begins with developing relationships and focusing on goals families create with program staff and engaged community partners.

Lynette Fowler

Lynette Fowler

Family and Community Engagement Manager

Melissa Ameku

Melissa Ameku

Family and Community Coordinator

Our fiscal team ensures that federal and state funds are spent wisely. The team supports contract execution, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Joy Edwards

Joy Edwards

Katelyn Click

Ginny Williams

Joy Edwards

Brad Gaeddert

Grant Accountant III

Lupe Valdovino

Lupe Valdovino

Grant Accountant II

The Organizational Development team collaborates the provider network in a coordinated effort to mitigate risks, coordinate strategic planning and develop innovative practices.

Katelyn Click

Pam Kabrick

Organizational Development Manager

Eric Howell

Eric Howell

Lupe Valdovino

Molly Chavez

Data and Evaluation Coordinator

MARC Head Start

Jennifer Leighton-Floyd

 

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Michael Striebich

Michael Striebich

 

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Resources

Find the newest program resources here.

Forms

Developing a training plan

MARC Head Start partners can develop a training plan that help ensure staff receive at least 15 clock hours of training each year.

Videos

CASE Training video

Teaching early learning teachers about the CASE (communication, attendance, sweep, and eyes) guidelines. 

Planning Documents

Our policies and procedures are developed in collaboration with MARC staff and parents. MARC Head Start programs are required to follow these policies and procedures to ensure consistency of certain program operations. When searching for information, please note that not all policies have a corresponding procedure, form or definition.

Reports & Information

MARC Head Start publishes two major documents to inform stakeholders and the federal government of goals accomplished and guide future program activities. The 2022-23 MARC Head Start Annual Report includes accomplishments, the previous year’s fiscal activity and the proposed budget for the upcoming year. The 2022-2023 Community Assessment includes data and statistics to guide future program and policy objectives.