Congress visits Head Start Posted: May 28, 2015 Updated: June 01, 2015

In honor of Head Start’s 50th anniversary, OLHSA had two special visitors for a tour and day of fun at our Head Start center in Pontiac. This spring, Barbara McCallahan, Director of Community Affairs for Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Office and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence joined us for a first-hand Head Start experience.

During the visits, the representatives learned about our Head Start program and OLHSA’s impact on the community. Parents, teachers and staff participated and shared stories about their experiences with the Head Start program. Staff shared information about OLHSA’s above average Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) scores as well as other facts, figures and logistics about running this multi-million dollar federal program.

There was, of course, time for fun visits to the classrooms. Ms. McCallahan and Congresswoman Lawrence interacted with the children, asked the teachers and children questions and participated in an arts and crafts project. Congresswoman Lawrence even played in the dirt with worms; otherwise known as a typical preschool adventure. It was a day filled with celebration of the Head Start program, as well as an educational and enjoyable experience for all parties involved.