PCA’s Head Start program has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster the healthy development of children. The program has twelve centers within DeKalb and
The central office, located in
There is administrative and secretarial support staff located at the Central Office and each center has an assigned Center Coordinator and at least one Family Advocate.
PCA Head Start provides children and families a multitude of opportunities to participate in a broad range of individualized services within the program. Child development, health services (medical, dental, mental health and nutrition) and family development are some of the many services offered. Additionally, program staff and administration ensure that the range of services is responsive and appropriate to each child and family’s ethnic and cultural heritage.
PCA Head Start has 197 staff members. This does not include administrative staff. Forty Head Start staff are either current or former Head Start parents.
Of this number, 129 (65%) hold an Associate’s, Baccalaureate’s, advance degree or the National Child Development Associate Credential. The areas of discipline include the child development, business administration, health education, nutrition, psychology, human resources, family consumer sciences, and elementary education. Many other staff members are currently enrolled in academic coursework to complete AA and BA degrees in early childhood education.
Head Start Enrollment Application