Special Needs

The Special Needs Team works to support the overall development and social-emotional wellness of families and children which is essential for school readiness. The special needs team is comprised of Early Learning Support Specialists, a Special Needs Specialist, and the Special Needs Program Manager.

 

Support Services

Special Needs Department at Head Start

  • Serves Home Visiting and Preschool Programs
  • Provides observations, assessments/evaluations, interventions and behavior support in the home/classroom
  • Provides family and staff resources/education
  • Assists and advocates for Head Start families in the referral process to other agencies
  • Works with school districts and other agencies to support the needs of all children and families in Head Start
  • Head start offers children with disabilities the opportunity to learn and play alongside their peers as the least restrictive environment