Congratulations are in order for UCHRA’s Van Buren County Head Start and the leadership team for achieving compliance in all areas of Focus Area 2 (FA2) Review. FA2 provides an opportunity for individual grant recipients to demonstrate their effectiveness in implementing a high-quality program for children and families served over the course of their grant cycle, including the:
• quality of education services;
• intentionality of family and community engagement;
• monitoring of fiscal operations;
• effectiveness of health and safety practices;
• focus on eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance; and
• oversight of program structures.
Special thanks are in order for Head Start Staff, Mark Farley, UCHRA Executive Director; UCHRA’s Board of Directors; LaNelle Godsey, Deputy Director; Ginger Stout, Finance Director; Linda Lynn, Accounts Receivable Clerk; the Head Start Policy Council and all of the parents of Head Start for a job well done.
Elsie Blaylock, Van Buren County Head Start Director says, “The staff works very hard all year to make sure our program is above average. I would like to personally thank all who are involved in helping us achieve our goals!”