Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . History of the Full-Day Program


WCOP has been offering full-day services since the inception of the program 30 years ago. At that time, full-day services were offered by only one center. Through the community needs assessment process, it became apparent that parents could not attain economic self-sufficiency without full-day care options for their children. Thus, the number of full-day slots has grown to meet the changing needs of the community. For the past 12 years, the majority of centers have offered the full-day option.