WILMINGTON HEAD START INC

Wilmington, DE   |  www.wilmheadstart.org

Mission

To empower families to become self sufficient while providing comprehensive services to children and families

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Karen F. Pierce

Comptroller

Sue Frederick

Main address

100 W 10th Street Suite 1016

Wilmington, DE 19801 USA

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EIN

51-0276298

NTEE code info

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Child Day Care (P33)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

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Our programs

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Leslie A. Johnson Center

Head Start center serving a capacity of 152 3 & 4 years old children

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Head Start Center serving a capacity of 120 3&4 year old children

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Head Start Center serving a capacity of 116 3 and 4 year old children

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Head Start Center that has a capacity to serve 98 3 and 4 year old children

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that promotes school readiness skills. The program serves three to five year old students that meet income guidelines as set forth by the federal government. Head Start utilizes a combination of educational, health, nutritional and social services to help children make progress toward their educational goals. There is a strong focus on parents as partners in education and in involvement in other aspects of the Head Start program.

Wilmington Head Start, Inc. is a program that has been providing services since 1984 to 3 to 5 year old children and their families who reside in Wilmington, Delaware, or whose children attend childcare within the city. The program includes 4 educational centers throughout the city that serves a total of 486 children per year. The services provided by Wilmington Head Start include education, health, disabilities, nutrition, male involvement and family services. To assist with communication and oversight of the overall program, Wilmington Head Start encourages parents participation on both the Parents Committee and the Policy Council.

Wilmington Head Start Inc. employs skilled and compassionate teaching staff that are supported in early childhood education best practices. Each child and their family is supported by a Family Service Advocate, who builds a relationship with each family to help them meet their goals.
Our children are supported by an Education Specialist, Family and Community Involvement Specialist and Health and Nutrition Specialist. These specialist work to ensure the needs of the whole family are addressed in a comprehensive and professional manner.

We empower Parent Committees at each center , these parent vote on representation at the Policy Council that governs our agency.

Wilmington Head Start Inc is a program under the federal Office of Head Start. We maintain exemplary ratings federally and through the State of Delaware.

We have been in continuous operation for over 35 years.

To date we have met or exceeded all of the current performance standards with the exception of serving more children with disabilities. We have been granted a waiver from the Office of Head Start and continue to work diligently to reach more children with special needs.

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WILMINGTON HEAD START INC

Board of directors
as of 2/17/2021
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Board chair

Charles Knothe, Esq.

Charles Knothe

John McMenamin

Carlos Dipres

Linda Whitehead

Brenda Byers Collins

Gwendolyn Sanders

Kareem Grant

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
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