Description: The program offers a broad range of individualized services in the areas of education and child development, special education, health services, nutrition, parent/family development.
In addition, the range of Head Start services is responsive and appropriate to each family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.
Serving western Arizona for over three decades, WACOG Head Start has a long tradition of delivering high quality services designed to enhance the healthy development of children. The primary focus of WACOG Head Start is children and their families. It is the program's mission to provide the foundation for the development of self-sufficient, healthy, caring and productive children and families. It is Head Start's role to ensure the provision of opportunities of parents to become active participants in their children's growth and development. Children's 'social competence' is an overall goal of the program and is defined as a child's everyday effectiveness in dealing with the responsibilities that attend both school life and home life. Social competence also takes into account a child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical development, and how these aspects are interrelated.
Since 1990, WACOG Head Start has more than quintupled its enrollment in its tri-county service area. The program is funded to serve 1,000 children and their families representing a diverse population in terms of culture, ethnicity, and language. The program has 20 centers with 42 classrooms and is staffed by over 130 full and part-time teaching staff.
Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.
|Survey Date||Date Corrected||Rule/Statute||Title|
|Findings: Surveyor 1 observed 18 children present in the preschool class but only 17 marked as present on the class roster.|
|Findings: Surveyor 1 found the toilet tissue in the restroom was not mounted.|
|Findings: Surveyor 1 measured the wood chips under the climber to be 4.0 inches in depth.|
|Findings: Documentation of the new staff training for Staff 1 (start date: 12.7.15) was not in the staff file at the time of the inspection. The document was sent to the Surveyor later in the day via email.|
|Findings: The Surveyor found the base of the faucets in the boys and girls restroom had a gray and white build up and needed to be cleaned.|
|Findings: The Surveyor found the posted emergency plan had current information but was dated as last completed on 1.22.08.|
|Findings: The Surveyor measured the sand under the climber to be 1.0 inch in depth.|
|2016-11-30||2017-02-03||Article 1||ARS 36-883.02.A.|
|Findings: Staff 1 failed to apply for a fingerprint clearance card within seven working days of employment. Staff 1's start date was 12.7.15 and DPS received the application on 12.18.15.|
|Findings: The Team Leader reviewed two staff files and found that Staff 1 did not have a completed CPS Registry Affidavit.|
|Findings: NOTE: Technical assistance was provided on the following: ARS 36.883.02.C. - Ensure an updated criminal history affidavit is completed|
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