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Welcome to the Guam Head Start Program

 

 

 

Recent Announcements

  • Updated Schedule as of June 12, 2014 for School Year 2014-2015 Guam Head Start Program application processing. Guam Head Start Program is continuing to process applications for the upcoming school year 2014-2015 for children born after July 31, 2009 and children born throughout 2010Click on ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2014, 5:23 PM by Enrico Pegarido
  • 2014 Leaping Forward Transition Conference Date:  Saturday, May 31, 2014 Time:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Place: Holiday Resort and Spa   All Aboard! The 2014 Leaping Forward Transition Conference is one ...
    Posted May 28, 2014, 4:35 AM by Enrico Pegarido
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 Program Information

 

The Guam Head Start Program provides comprehensive services to 534 children ages 3 – 5 and their families, with priority given to preschoolers who will be entering Kindergarten next year.  The Head Start Program is under the Guam Department of Education and the Head Start Classrooms or Centers are part of most Elementary schools in Guam.  See the Head Start Center Listing to check which school have a Head Start Center for this School Year.

 

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) is the grantee for the program.  Health and Human Services, Administration for Children Youth and Families, Office of Head Start program provides the majority of the funding with the Department of Education ensuring a level of effort of 20% of the grant award.

 

The Guam Education Policy Board (GEPB) is the Governing Body for the program and works with the Parent Policy Council in shared decision making and discussion in the planning of the program.

 
Guam Head Start Philosophy:

 

The Guam Department of Education Head Start Program strives to provide, arrange and/or obtain comprehensive services for low-income children and families.  The number of families that are no longer eligible for public assistance programs continues to increase, although their level of income remains low.  The program assists families to become more involved with the health, safety, social and educational needs of their children and adult family members.  The more knowledge and understanding the families have regarding issues and concerns, the better they can advocate for themselves and with us.

 

Guam Head Start Vision: 
 

All children and families receive quality comprehensive services respectful of diversity, which empowers them to achieve their life goals and become stronger advocates for their families, children, and self

 

Guam Head Start Mission:

  

Prepare:    Children and Families for Success

Promote:    Increased social competency and self sufficiency

Provide:     Support and services

  
Head Start Objectives: 
 
  1. Provide children with services to enhance their growth and development 
  2. Strengthen families as the primary caregivers/ nurturers of their children 
  3. Support families by providing opportunities for them to progress toward their goals of self sufficiency 
  4. Link children and families to needed community services by strengthening collaborative partnerships.
  5. Ensure well-managed programs that involve parents in the decision making.  Strengthen shared decision making with all stakeholder