“Dontae loves Head Start – the teachers, everything. He’s been going here since he was one in Early Head Start. In the long-term, by being in Head Start, he’ll excel.
He’s improved education wise, and also with some worldly aspects. And he knows for himself what he has improved in. The most important thing is to make sure he’s ahead of the education aspect so that it’s easier on him. We’ve seen good improvement.
I would tell other parents that it’s a good program to excel your child for the next level. There are a bunch of opportunities offered to help with that. You have to be the one to speak up though. It’s all in what you make it.
I want to know what I’m able to do, what can I do to help to make everything a little easier on Dontae and just help around the school to make him feel comfortable.
I like finding out about the curriculum and everything that the parents can do here at the school with the kids. It’s family oriented.
The aspect of fatherhood that I most cherish is teaching. Teaching and just showing a young man how he’s supposed to be and a young female how she’s supposed to be – what they’re to expect and how to carry themselves. I also cherish the memories because that’s one thing you can’t get back.”