Head Start Policies & Procedures Head Start helps empower parents to connect with agencies to see that their family’s needs are met. Then parents are encouraged to volunteer and get involved in their children’s lives.

Information each parent is given when they enroll their child into Head Start

All EMAA Head Start sites are licensed through the state of Missouri. Click above to read a copy of the regulations — or ask to see a copy at a Head Start center.



  • Parent Follow-Up on IEP process: This one page handout will help you understand the process that your child goes through when trying to receive disability services.  We adapted it from the MO Dept. of Elem. & Secondary Education’s disabilities information, with the help from MPACT and an EMAA parent.
  • Parents’ Bill of Rights: One page summary of Procedural Safeguards.

More Parent Information

This excellent web page has helpful ideas for at home. On the right column are three very helpful handouts that can be printed out.  They are:

  • Tips for effective discipline
  • Discipline strategies appropriate for young children
  • Tips for responding to challenging behavior