Head Start Programs...
"Early childhood education addresses the causes of poverty, not just the symptoms. It helps young people and their families become more self-sufficient and productive, providing low-income parents with critical skills they need to be better parents and ensure their children are prepared for kindergarten." First Five Year Fund
For more information on enrolling in the Head Start programs contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508.822.5388.
View current income guidelines to see if you are income eligible for the Head Start, Early Head Start or Early Head Start Home Based programs.
Triumph, Inc. has operated the Head Start program for Taunton and Raynham, MA since the program's inception in 1965. Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for 3-5 year old children based on income eligibility. Head Start promotes the school readiness of children by enhancing their cognitive, social/emotional and physical development. Triumph strives to reinforce the role of the parent as the child's primary teacher.
Children participating in our Head Start program participate in high quality education programming, eat healthy meals and snacks, and receive health and developmental screenings. Their families are encouraged to participate in program governance, workshops, meetings and special events and all families are assigned a Family Engagement Specialist who helps connect the family to resources in the community. Transportation to and from school is offered for eligible children.
Triumph's Head Start program operates during the school year and children attend four hours daily. Extended day services are available 7:30am-5:30pm, 52 weeks per year for families who meet eligilbilty requirements.
Early Head Start:
Triumph's Early Head Start program provides services to children under the age of 3 and pregnant women.
Triumph will offer two options in our Early Head Start program. Center Based Early Head Start will be available for families who are working or attending school full- time and who have or are eligible to receive a child care subsidy from the state. Classrooms in the program operate full day (7:30 AM - 5:30 PM) 52 weeks per year.
Early Head Start Home Based:
All families will be assigned a Home Visitor. The Home Visitor supports the parent/child relationship through child development and parenting education. The Home Visitor also supports the family with resource and referral for health, nutrition and social services. Together the family and Home Visitor will create goals for the family and their child. Each family in the Home Based program will receive a weekly 90 minute visit from their Home Visitor. Group days/special events for families and children are coordinated on-site and in the community 2 to 3 times per month.