Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . Center-Based Head Start in Transitional Housing


Redmond Family Village is a transitional housing facility for parents with children, operated on site by the YWCA. The Village opened its doors in April of 1993, and now serves 32 children, ages 1 to 6. Thirteen of the children are enrolled in Head Start. About half of the families using the child care center live or have lived in this transitional housing facility, though the center is open to any low-income family in the area. The center's hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 12 months a year.

Puget Sound and the YWCA collaborate to offer seamless Head Start child care services at Redmond Family Village. The YWCA employs the staff of this child care program and offers residents of Redmond Family Village case management and other supportive services. Head Start contributes: staff training and support; payment for substitutes to provide staff with time for planning, training, observations, paperwork, and home visits; health, social services, and parent support; and equipment and supplies.