Head Start Stories and Experiences...
1. Submit an Application
2. Be contacted by a HCAP Head Start Family Advocate
Head Start Stories
"I think the most important lesson I learned was to love the children for who they are. That's the bottom line, to help the children. Head Start sent me back to college and gave me the opportunity to learn about early childhood development, appropriate practices, and theories about how children develop. I am so grateful for this training because it has helped me tremendously in raising my daughter . . ." [Read Phil's Full Story]
Aloha, my name is Richard Gallarde and I am the proud parent of Bethany, my 4 year-old daughter. Earlier this year, Bethany's mother and I separated. Providing the best for my daughter has always been a high priority for me. As important as good food and shelter are for our children, a quality education cannot be understated . . . [Read Richard's Full Story]
Aloha, my name is Raynell Namu. I am the daughter of Mr. Mrs. Edmund Kahue Sr. Although we
were poor, my parents raised eleven children in a household filled with love, warmth and security.
Gloria Yoshikawa is the Home Base Maile teacher. Gloria's home is on the North Shore of Oahu
where she lives with her husband Mike and two sons Brian and Jason.Gloria has been a
Head start teacher since January 1997. ... [ Read Gloria's Full Story]
This is the story of a mom who's dedication and commitment to making a better life for her
children persevered over lives many heartaches and challenges. My name is Theresa,and
I am a Family Advocate with Head Start. I had met Donna in 2006, when I became the
Family Advocate for her son's preschool class....[Read Donna's Full Story]