HEAD START HEALTHY START STORIES
Personal stories are a very powerful way to educate and influence legislators. These videos were created during the Head Start Healthy Start Leadership Training in Boise on February 5, 2019. Thank you to all the story tellers.
Pocatello/Chubbuck Head Start alumni dad Will tells the story of his journey from drug use, gangs, incarceration and poverty to college graduation and successful parenting.
Katie didn't know Early Head Start would help her finish her college degree. Katie's whole family has benefited from the Mountain States Early Head Start program in Hayden, Idaho.
Tali fostered her infant son before adopting him. Early Head Start helped her diagnose his special needs and provided early intervention proven to increase success in school and life.
David and his wife are raising their grandson, and the Lincoln Head Start program in Pocatello, Idaho has opened their eyes to many avenues of help for healthy development.
Nicole's two children have benefited from the Head Start program in Boise, Idaho. Nicole has also benefited, especially by serving on the Policy Council for three years.
Head Start is helping Felicia's son prepare socially and intellectually for school, and it's helping her pursue her dream to help other parents whose children have disabilities.
Peggy's dream of becoming a licensed clinical social worker is one step closer because of Head Start. Her daughter is developing school readiness skills and Peggy is getting the resources she needs to pursue her dream.
Idaho Head Start and Early Head Start programs serve hundreds of foster children and their birth and foster families. Alisa from Western Idaho Community Action Partnership's Weiser Head Start explains the benefit to the children and the families.
Idaho Head Start and Early Head Start provide medical, dental and vision screenings and referrals to children, often leading to critical early intervention. Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership Head Start parent Joceff explains how Head Start gave him and his son a new outlook on possibilities.
Idaho Head Start and Early Head Start programs train and employ more than 1,350 people, many in rural Idaho. Western Idaho Community Action Partnership staff and parent Ana tells her story of advancement and the support she and her family have received.
Benny tells the story of the big difference that Head Start has made in the life of his autistic son and in the family's access to the many resources available to them.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide critical health screenings for children and help parents pursue their educational goals. Coeur d'Alene Tribe Early Childhood Learning Center parent Vivian share her family's success story.
Friends of Children and Families Head Start parent Daphne explains how Head Start has helped her and her family succeed.
Dixie Reed's children attended North Idaho College Lakeland Center Early Head Start and Head Start. This is her story.