Vision, Mission and Beliefs

Last Updated: 2/18/2019 4:07 PM

Monongalia County Schools Early Head Start Program developed the Vision, Mission, and Belief Statements through an extensive year-long community engagement process entitled “Vision 2020.”  The Board-adopted Vision, Mission, and Belief Statements have been guiding our Early Head Start program’s philosophy for providing services to families in our community. 


So that all children are nurtured by loving, skilled parents… 

Our vision is that Monongalia County Schools Early Head Start Program will…

  • be recognized on local, state, regional, and national levels as a leader in the provision of high quality services to young children and their families.
  • produce research-based outcomes.
  • promote economic, educational, health, nutrition, social service, and mental health self-sufficiency through extensive community partnerships.
  • become an optimal training center for high school and college students, providing them with constructive learning environments and preparing them for the valuable profession of working with young children and their families.
  • offer high quality center-based opportunities for pregnant and parenting teenagers and their children.
  • provide staff and parents with individualized, high-quality training opportunities according to relevant interests and needs.
  • offer facilities to families and staff that are safe, spacious, and well-equipped.
  • offer extensive opportunities for families and staff to explore and appreciate diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, languages, and races.


Our mission is to build a fiscally-responsible, comprehensive child development and Family Engagement support system that links families with needed services, promotes healthy family functioning, and enhances the development of infants and toddlers by providing high-quality school readiness opportunities for children.  This early intervention system will promote the economic, educational, health and social well-being across the life span of the families we serve.  We will demonstrate an appreciation for diversity, promoting celebration and acceptance of the similarities and differences within our program and community.  Additionally, we will create connections between staff, parents, and community to provide resources and support for families of young children.  Finally, we will promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women and teens, and their children by providing pre and post natal support in all realms of well-being. 



  • Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.
  • Parenting is the most important and challenging job there is.
  • All families should be empowered to develop self-sufficiency skills.
  • All families should be valued and respected.

Please click the link below to view the most recent Annual Report

Annual Report 2017-2018