Families play a critical role in helping children prepare for school and a lifetime of academic success. Head Start and Early Head Start programs partner with families in this endeavor, providing parents and families with the necessary support and empowerment for successful developmental and educational outcomes.
MAHS’ goal is to engage families in partnerships that support the healthy growth and development of children, parents and the community as a whole. This begins with developing relationships and focusing on goals families create with the support of program staff and engaged community partners.
MAHS places an emphasis on parent engagement and believes that parents are an integral part of the program’s success. Families have leadership opportunities in all service areas, because successful parent engagement requires positive, ongoing and goal-oriented activities.