About Us

Our Mission and Programs

Mission Statement: 

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. is a partner in which low-income people are supported in their efforts to become self-sufficient.

The Program:

School readiness and cognitive development services. School readiness is measured by the skills set out of  five domains and their corresponding goals:

  • Language and Literacy

    • Increase English Language communication skills.
  • Cognitive and General Knowledge
  • Demonstrate an increased knowledge of pre-academic skills.
  • Develop life skills and independence through everyday routines and interactions.
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Show curiosity, creativity and an eagerness to learn and experience new things.
  • Physical Development and Health

    • Demonstrate control of their large and small muscles.
    • Develop and practice healthy and safe habits.
  • Social and Emotional Development

    • Express and manage their feelings appropriately
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships

Frequent medical screening, immunizations, and dental services

Health screenings include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Dental Exam
  • Hearing& Vision
  • Height and Weight
  • Lead and Hemoglobin
  • Social and Emotional

Oral Health Services:

  • Hygiene:

    • Children are provided with their own toothbrushes and toothpaste for classroom use.
    • Children brush their teeth after eating.
  • Dental Exams and Treatment:

    • A dental exam is required for every child within 90 days of entering the program.
    • Head Start provides transportation as well as the medical professional to complete the exam.

Healthy nutritional assistance:

  • Head Start provides breakfast and lunch for each child.
  • All meals are served family- style, children are encouraged to serve themselves. Teachers sit with the children during mealtime. Family- style dining helps create an enjoyable mealtime, while still being a part of the instructional day.

Referral services for a range of individual child and family needs:

  • Families make goals with Head Start staff and are given referrals to help them meet them.
  • Children are referred for health and development related issues (Speech, OT, PT, etc.)

An Opportunity for parents to participate in school decision making:

Parent/Family Engagement:

  • Male Involvement
  • Field Trips
  • Parent meetings
  • Home activities
  • Parent Committees

Policy Council:

A formal way for parents to be involved in program planning and decision-making process.
It is made up of parents and community members who want to support the Head Start Program.