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Helping Parents Further Their Education

Helping Parents Further Their Education

The focus in our Head Start and Early Head Start programs is to make all children reach their goals in the classroom and achieve milestones with their social and emotional health. However, furthering a parent's own education is also a priority for our programs.  We have partnered with Western Iowa Tech Community College to promote its Last Dollar Scholarship. This program offers the opportunity for our parents to earn training certificates in more than 30 different career fields.  To those that are income eligible, these certificates can be earned for free.  Several of our parents have been utilizing this program to help them advance in their careers.  One parent in particular is even working on her second certificate since there is no limit on how many certificates they can attain. "This program has been so great for me," she said. "Being able to have this opportunity will help not only further my career, but also improve my finances which will help my family be successful." To learn more about The Last Dollar Scholarship you can click here.