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Emergency  COVID-19  *UPDATE* Our buildings opened Monday, June 29, 2020.   However, the status of children attending our program may be further delayed as we continue to follow health and safety guidelines.  The return of children will be re-assessed regularly and announced to enrolled families as soon as possible.  Distance learning will continue for children normally attending our summer sessions until we can safely welcome you back in person.

 

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Head Start of Washington County, Inc. | Bio

 

While it seems that so much changes from day to day during these uncertain times - one thing that remains the same is Head Start of Washington County’s commitment and love for the children of our community.  

In 1965, the federal government created Head Start to provide comprehensive services for low-income children.  Nationally, as we enter our 55th year, over 30 million children have been provided life-changing education and family support through the Head Start program.

Head Start of Washington County (HSWC) is a comprehensive early childhood education and Pre-K program, funded to serve children ages birth-5 and their families.  HSWC operates an Early Head Start (EHS) program for children aged birth-3 and a Head Start (HS) program for children aged 3-5.  The families must reside in Washington County and meet federal income guidelines to be eligible for the program.  

For many, the words Head Start mean a free education BUT for the 442 (315 Head Start and 127 Early Head Start) children and their families it means so much more.  Depending on the location, children can receive full-day or part-day education programming, including a home based option.  Every program provides health, nutrition, and family services to support the growth of not only the Head Start child, but their entire family.  We even have a small number of slots for expectant mothers.

Special events are held every year including a Back to School Celebration, Fall Fest, Male Involvement Night, and a Celebration of Mother’s Event.  These events provide an opportunity for families to meet and socialize, receive education services, and relax as a family.  At Head Start, the parent is always welcome and invited to participate in all levels of our program.

 

Head Start at a Glance

  • Head Start of Washington County, Inc. is a recognized and established agency that has successfully provided comprehensive services to families in Washington County for more than 40+ years.
  • In Washington County, Maryland, Head Start and Early Head Start provides services to 442+ pregnant women, children age birth to five years, and their families.
  • 90% of the families we serve are living below the poverty line and have demonstrated a high level of need.
  • Of the 10% who are not income eligible, most demonstrate another need, such as a child with a diagnosed disability.

Head Start consistently adheres to the highest standards for the children and families we serve. This is reflected in the mission and vision statement for the agency, which requires that all staff, board members, and volunteers abide by the Standards of Conduct that recognize and respect the individuality of the culturally diverse population that work with us, and that we serve.

 

Data Collection and Reporting


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2018-2019 Annual Report  DOWNLOAD
2017-2018 Annual Report DOWNLOAD
2016-2017 Annual Report DOWNLOAD
2018 HSWC Community Assessment DOWNLOAD
2017 HSWC Community Assessment DOWNLOAD
2018-2019 HSWC School Readiness Report DOWNLOAD
2017-2018 HSWC School Readiness Report DOWNLOAD
FY19 Form 990 DOWNLOAD
FY18 Form 990 DOWNLOAD
FY17 Form 990 DOWNLOAD