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Mission Statement

NACOG Head Start & Early Head Start Philosophy Statement Northern Arizona Council of Governments Head Start is a non-profit organization serving Apache, Navajo, Coconino and Yavapai Counties. We specialize in comprehensive family services and early childhood development. We offer a range of service options to include: Early Head Start, Center-based 1/2 day Preschool and Extended Day Preschool and EHS & Preschool Home Base. We provide education, health, dental, nutrition, special needs, mental health, literacy, social services and parent involvement opportunities, to income eligible families with children ages 0 â  5. We concentrate our efforts in empowering and supporting the growth and development of children and families of all abilities to become self-sufficient and successful. We help families develop and strengthen their life skills to ensure healthy and productive life choices. We are dedicated to quality services and meeting the individual needs of children and families by using a holistic and inclusive approach. We seek opportunities to build partnerships between families, staff and the communities we serve. We support families by developing and strengthening their ability to advocate for themselves. Our staff continually seeks ways to improve and expand our services to children and families, to implement innovative quality programming and initiatives that reflect the needs, values, culture and diversity of our communities. We provide career development and training opportunities for staff and parents to help them attain personal and professional goals. We believe that parents are their childâ  s first teacher and build on this premise by recognizing the uniqueness of every child and family. We strive to build a foundation for lifelong success for the whole family. We are fully committed to giving every child a head start through Head Start.


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