By Carter Turner and Robert Hendrickson
“I was amazed at the growth and changes in my child. . . . He learned to recognize his colors and shapes, to count and was able to write his name. Head Start definitely gave him the school readiness skills that he needed to start kindergarten.” — Lisa E., NRCA Pearisburg Head Start parent.
“My 18-month-old has special needs. After he was born, I thought I’d never find someone to keep him while I worked. Without Head Start, I couldn’t keep a job. Head Start is there to serve all children, special needs and all.” — Pamela B., TAP Head Start parent.
These parents can’t say enough about what Head Start has meant to them and their families.
Turner is a member of the TAP board of directors and associate professor of religious studies at Radford University. Hendrickson is a member of the NRCA board of directors and retired from Radford University.