A Warm Welcome from MCCC Head Start!
On behalf of the staff at Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. To the returning families, welcome back. To the new families, welcome to our large Mid-Columbia Children’s Council family. We are happy that you’re here.
Not only is the beginning of the school year much anticipated by your child, but by our staff as well. We are excited to meet and get to know you and your son or daughter. If you’re a returning family, we always look forward to seeing how much your son or daughter has grown and learned over the summer.
MCCC Adopts Sanctuary® Model
Mid-Columbia Children’s Council has adopted theSanctuary® Model because we recognize and understand the connection between trauma and behavior. TheSanctuary® Model has proven to reduce physical aggression and promote a safe, non-violent atmosphere for everyone. Sanctuary is a cultural model rather than a treatment intervention and helps staff and families to discuss behavior using a common language. For additional information pleaseVISIT www.createsanctuary.org
MCCC utilizes volunteers to provide community partnerships reaching beyond the classroom. The personal engagement our employees and volunteers provide creates a lasting impact with the community, families and children. Volunteers focus their efforts and energy in providing a high quality learning environment.
Prominent Researchers Support Head Start Funding
We understand that due to growing federal deficit, we are entering a period of significant cuts to non-security discretionary spending. At a time when America’s economic survival and global competitiveness is at stake, while child poverty in America is also soaring, we consider cuts to Head Start and Early Head Start extremely short-sighted.
Head Start is Leading the Way in the Lives of Many
Head Start makes a difference in people’s lives from the parents involved in governance to the children who are now adults with changed lives.
Linked above is a 15 minute video about Head Start titled Leading The Way and a link to multiple Head Start Alumni Testimonies. Click on the icons above to view the videos.