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Head Start helps empower parents to connect with agencies to see that their family’s needs are met.  Then parents are encouraged to volunteer and get involved in their children’s lives.

Parent Handbook 2016-2017
Information each parent is given when they enroll their child into Head Start

Licensing Rules for Child Day Care Centers
All EMAA Head Start sites are licensed through the state of Missouri.  Click above to read a copy of the regulations — or ask to see a copy at a Head Start center.


Textcaster Signup (staff will enter)


Parent Follow-Up on IEP process: This one page handout will help you understand the process that your child goes through when trying to receive disability services.  We adapted it from the MO Dept. of Elem. & Secondary Education’s disabilities information, with the help from MPACT and an EMAA parent.

Parents’ Bill of Rights: One page summary of Procedural Safeguar

Information teachers share with parents:

New Beginnings – tips for beginning the school year

Developmental Benchmarks

Reading to Your Child

Learning to Write

Stages of Children’s Art

Talking with Your Child

EMAA Head Start Parent Ideas

Ways to change your child’s behavior (and your own)

Ways Your Child Continues Learning Over the Summer by Having FUN!


More Parent Information


This excellent web page has helpful ideas for at home. On the right column are three very helpful handouts that can be printed out.  They are:

  • Tips for effective discipline

  • Discipline strategies appropriate for young children

  • Tips for responding to challenging behavior

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