Goals, Commitment, Mission, Vision, and Values

Our goals

  • All children will enter kindergarten healthy and emotionally, socially and cognitively ready to succeed in learning, school and life.
  • Parents will have support to be their children’s first and best teachers and help their children “Learn to Learn”.
  • All parents will strengthen their skills in making healthy choices and maintaining their family’s health.
  • We will provide high-quality services by professionally trained staff.

Our commitment to families

Snohomish County Head Start & Early Head Start supports and values all families. We provide safe, accepting environments for our children and families that honor the uniqueness of each person and culture.

Our mission

Together with enrolled families, partners and communities, Edmonds Community College – Snohomish County Head Start & Early Head Start offers an expanding array of learning experiences and services to enhance self-determination, lifelong learning and leadership.

Our vision

  • Maximize our strengths and abilities to meet the emerging needs of children, families and communities.
  • Expand services and create new delivery models.
  • Develop a diversified monetary base enabling us to create new opportunities.
  • Utilize resources to promote innovative collaborations and strategies.
  • Broaden services to encompass families and children from prenatal to elementary school age.

Our values

  • Social responsibility and investment in society.
  • A Strong code of ethics and honor.
  • The wellness of our Head Start and Early Head Start families, employees, and our community.
  • The quest for learning.
  • Excellence.
  • Leadership.
  • Organizational growth and development.