Analysis: Analysis Of The Head Start Community Program

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Head Start Verona Hibbert Southern New Hampshire University Analysis: Head Start Considering the problems and the challenges that these children face as a result of inadequate parental care, the Head Start community program has done a great job in ensuring that they are well taken care of. The influence of this program is even more pronounced as regards to the social and the personal aspects of the development of these children. It is worth remembering that of all the needs of any growing child, it is the emotional and social ones that can easily be tampered with. The life of a child in the period before they join their peers [Wordy phrase: Aim for concise wording each sentence. “In the period before they join their peers,” is a…show more content…
In many ways, children who lack proper parental care and emerge from families with poor backgrounds require that extra support to accept and understand and hence be able to socialize. From one very detailed study carried out by the Head Start program, children who were enrolled in the program were found to be more willing to join school, better pre-literacy skills, and more competent at socializing with others as well as more emotionally understanding than those who did not (Curby, Brown, Bassett, & Denham, 2015). This means that they were able to mentally overcome the parental problems that affect them upon joining the school. In this analysis, the need to take calculated steps in helping children to better interact and be emotionally aware arises as an important factor in their…show more content…
This group of children has been identified as vulnerable to poor development since being disabled and from a poor family is a much bigger challenge for them. The engagement of Head Start on these children was found to be positive where they were taken through programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that enabled them to associate better with the rest of the group and to strengthen their self-esteem (Lee, Calkins, & Shin, 2016). The children with disabilities upon completion of these undertakings were found to be happier and more socially interactive. This suggests that Head Start is doing a great job in inspiring children to better understand their peers, better interact and better prepared to carry on further with their
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