"My daughter is a little overweight. The staff at Head Start have been wonderful in helping me rule out any underlying health issues that my daughter could have, as well as showing me how to offer better foods for her. My daughter has had the opportunity to experience so many different foods in the classroom and she will come home telling me about all the different fruits and vegetables she likes. We have learned about the food pyramid and we watch this very carefully when we are preparing our meals now. I am grateful to Head Start for helping my family make better nutritional choices."
"I am very proud to be a parent of a child that attended and completed the CACS Head Start program at the Grand River location. This experience really prepared my son for kindergarten at Winans Elementary School. The program prepared him for school with indispensable educational knowledge. It also taught him lifelong everyday knowledge essential to surviving in today’s society such as manners, importance of good hygiene, health, feelings, and compassion. These additional aspects of the program one cannot achieve in other programs or daycare. In addition, the program assures that the teachers are well informed through monthly trainings. Even though this training requires the program to close for one Friday out of the month, I feel this is a necessary requirement for the program to assure that all updates and trainings are completed.
In addition to assuring that the children are fully prepared to start their educational career, CACS HeadStart also prepares the parents through various trainings and family/activity nights. These events I felt was important because it allowed me to not only have monthly meeting/discussions with my child's teacher on his progress, but also allowed me to create a network/bond with other parents from my child's class.
When reviewing my son's experience as well as my experience I am very happy that I chose CACS HeadStart for my child’s learning and will (and have) refer other parents to this successful program."