803 S. Woodland Blvd
Deland, FL 32720
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday
Trevor was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Volusia County Schools, which recommended his immediate transition to the Full Day Mild Varying Exceptionalities class. But Trevor had made so much progress while enrolled in Head Start - he was speaking in 2-3 word sentences. Head Start teachers and staff refuse to give up on a child's potential to be their best!
I want to thank you for all your help. It was more than my greatest expectations! Your contractors were excellent and appeared every day with a good attitude and went right to work. I am so thankful for oh so much. The refrigerator was so unexpected that I kept going to it off and on all day - even gave it a kiss once! Of course, I'm most thankful for the new windows. Thank you!
Everyone was wonderful and did a great job. Thanks again.
Thanks again for all you have done for us. It was truly a God send!
Juvenal began the 2015-16 school year with severe dental decay, 13 teeth out of 20 had severe issues and needed to be restored. He was also facing the possibility of losing his 4 front teeth. Since he did not have insurance, the Family Advocates helped Juvenal's family complete all of the paperwork for Medicaid. Once the child was approved for Medicaid, they and the Oral Health Services Coordinator, scheduled Juvenal's pre-operative exam for oral surgery. The surgeon, Dr. Elmore, completed the pre-oerative exam, identified his needs and felt confident that she could address them all. She was able to restore all 13 teeth! Working together with the family as a team, our Family Advocates and Health Team were able to provide a successful outcome for Juvenal who is happy and thriving in the classroom with a great smile!
I am pleased to write you today with a grateful heart. I would like to inform you of the difference this program has made in my life. I believe the new air unit has helped with my breathing and for that, I cannot thank all of you enough. Again I want you to know that everyone I have met with has been kind and professional. - Alice, Volusia
thanks to all who helped update my home. Installing new windows has lowered my electric bill. My thanks to you all. - Henry, Volusia
Thank you so much. My light bill used to run $400, now it's down to $150. I can see a major difference. - Mary Volusia
Meet Jaiella who attends MFCS' Head Start at the Coleman Center in Volusia County. After recently failing Head Start's vision screening, our Medical Services' Coordinator assisted the family in scheduling an appointment with the local optometrist. The result? Jaiella received her first pair of eyeglasses at no cost!
In 2012, I moved to Florida seeking employment and found an opening at Mid Florida Community Services Head Start as a center aide. I worked for a year and a half as a center aid and an opening for a teaching assistant opened up. I was so excited when I applied for the position and was accepted! From there, Mid Florida Community Services Head Start helped me go back to school and obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and in 2014 I became a lead teacher in a Head Start classroom. I love Head Start and all it stands for and want to serve families and children as much as I can. In the summer of 2017, I accepted the position of a Child Development Specialist. This position allows me to impact the lives of multiple families as I supervise seven classrooms in both Head Start and Early Head Start. I am forever thankful to Head Start for giving me my start and to Mid Florida Community Services Head Start for their continued support and contributions to my success that I may share it with others!