Family and Community Engagement
Parent engagement is an integral part of program development. Parents provide insight to the diverse needs of families and offer their own expertise, knowledge and experience.
Child and Family Wellness
MARC Head Start programs use a coordinated service approach to ensure that the medical, dental, nutritional and mental health needs of children and families are met.
MARC Head Start has identified goals for children’s learning and development. Educators provide engaging experiences and interactions, and observe children to assess their progress toward the goals.
Professional Development and Growth
Frequent high-quality learning opportunities for Head Start staff and families are available. Continuous professional and personal growth is a cornerstone of our program.
The 17 direct service providers in the MARC Head Start network offer center-based and/or home-based services to support families and prepare children to enter school healthy and ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
Our network of service providers offers Head Start and Early Head Start services at 33 centers across Clay, Jackson and Platte counties.
Our service providers work with families in their homes weekly and provide group socialization opportunities to support parents as their child’s first teacher.
Professional Development and Personal Growth
We ensure that all staff employed by MARC and our network of providers are highly qualified and have knowledge and experience in providing early learning experiences and family support. Parent leaders also have opportunities to gain skills that enhance their leadership and advocacy skills.