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


WCDC operated a full-day program in the 1960s and 1970s, but changed to all part-day sessions in 1979-80. During the 1980s, WCDC tried a combination option, a home-based program, and double session classes, because of a lack of facilities in the area. In 1992, the current collaboration began when Job Corps staff members called to ask about the potential of offering full-day Head Start in the Job Corps center. Negotiations, approvals, and renovations of the facility occupied nearly two years, and the Denison Job Corps Center's Head Start classes opened for children in January of 1994.