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Supporting Transitions to Employment for Parents (STEPS)

Supporting Transitions to Employment for Parents (STEPS) 

Program Overview

Supporting Transitions to Employment for Parents (STEPS) is a family centered coaching program that provides additional support to Head start families. STEPS helps families remove barriers in their lives that prevent them from becoming  self-sufficient.  By enrolling them into a training program, we help parents earn a certificate or receive a credential, which will optimally lead to long term employment or a career. STEPS is a program for Head Start families with children from 0-5 years old. It is an opportunity for parents who are unemployed or underemployed wanting to explore careers in high demand fields, and complete job training programs, and/or education opportunities that fit them.


The vision of Head Start's STEPS program is to be a catalyst for inspiring positive change and fostering hope in children, families and the community.


Head Start parents, including those with disabilities, are eligible for enrollment. Head Start accepts applications year-round, and fills vacancies from its waiting list as they occur. While children from low-income families have enrollment priority, children from higher-income families may be enrolled as well.

Demecia Brewster, Head Start & STEPS Parent

"The Head Start STEPS program worked for me. I was able to enroll into CAA’s Child Development Associate (CDA) program allowing me to earn my CDA certification, leading me towards long-term self-sufficiency. I am truly grateful"


Social-Emotional Development:  Individualized learning experiences that foster every child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.

Comprehensive Health Screenings:  Physical and dental examinations, immunizations, comprehensive health screenings, and any necessary follow-up services.

Child Nutrition Programs:  Nutritious snacks and lunches that meet USDA standards; nutrition education for children and parents.

Family Engagement:  Individualized family partnerships, goal setting and personal support; recognition that parents are every child’s first and most important teachers; volunteer opportunities.

Parent Decision Making:  Opportunities for parents to participate in program planning and decision-making, in addition to sharing program governance with the STEP Board of Directors.

Social Services:  Support and referrals that help families improve their lives.

Support for Children with Disabilities:  Early identification and intervention to support children with disabilities and their inclusion in all program activities.

Interested in applying for our Head Start's S.T.E.P.S program? Complete our interest form below and our S.T.E.P.S Program Coordinator will follow up with you to determine if our program is right for you!

STEPS Program General Interest Form

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How did you hear about our STEPS Program?


For more information about our Head Start S.T.E.P.S Program, please email our S.T.E.P.S Program Coordinator, Sherry Childers or call at 513.569.1840 ext. 1755.

Our Impact This Year

  • Children Served


  • Funded Enrollment


  • Kindergarten Readiness


  • Families Served


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