To provide comprehensive high quality services to educate children, empower families, and engage communities.
To be an outstanding and distinguished program serving children and their families by maintaining high quality standards, community collaborations, and commitment to excellence.
There are 24 Head Start centers with more than 50 classrooms located throughout our service area. Centers range in size from one classroom with 15 children to four classrooms with 66 children. Head Start is Tennessee State Childcare Licensed, and implements a three-star system that uses the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale - Revised (ECERS-R) to monitor learning environments and teaching practices in all classrooms. The early head start program operates five days per week, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, and the head start program operates four days per week, 8:00 am - 2:30 (August - May).
Interim Executive Director, Paul Rosson