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The Groen Family

Groen Family

Head Start provides parent involvement every month for parents to get involved with other parents. They encourage dads to be involved with child education as well. For example, they encourage Chad (dad) to come to conferences or join the Watch D.O.G.S. program.

They support our family and meet us exactly where we’re at in life. For example, there was a diaper shortage during COVID-19, and the teachers gave us resources that helped us receive diapers for our two children.

Our foster children had a stable and inspiring environment to learn. For example, our foster children were able to write their names and count within a few months.

Our son loves his teachers and the other children in the Infant/toddler room. For example, our son asks us to go to school on Saturdays and Sundays to see his friends and teachers. Each teacher’s interactions with our son have helped his speech grow. They have a curriculum, stability, and a safe environment to improve his speech.

Our daughter who is in the home visiting program smiles and crawls to her home visitor every week.

Kristy (mom) started working for the agency in 2012 and ended in 2019. During the time she worked for Head Start, she learned a lot about leadership. Head Start encouraged her to go back to school to receive her associate’s degree and when she did, they helped support her by paying some of her tuition.

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