Mission & Vision


The Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency Head Start Program is in the business of shaping and preparing today's children to succeed in tomorrow's world, and all participating children will enter school ready to learn and continue to be successful learners. We will accomplish this mission one child, one family at a time. Services provided will be of the highest quality and will constantly be modified to meet the needs of the families we serve. The R/K CAA Head Start program will become part of a comprehensive system of integrated community services for young children in Racine County. We value families and children in all we do.


The R/KCAA Head Start Program has a solid core of values which include: 
1) Children must be valued 
2) All are treated with respect and dignity 
3) Honesty and Trust (ethical) 
4) Value others equally/Cooperation 
5) Commitment to quality work (high expectations) 
6) Diversity is an asset 
7) Change is an opportunity for growth
8) Personal responsibility
9) Cooperation and collaboration


The R/K CAA Head Start Program shares with the family and the community the responsibility for preparing  preschool children to meet the needs and challenges of life. This preparation includes understanding the rights of others, appreciating fully the privileges and responsibilities of a society, as well as, developing wholesome attitudes, multi-cultural appreciations, academic skills and the social, physical, mental and emotional aspects of living. Education is a continuous lifelong process. Therefore, the R/K CAA Head Start program shall promote the growth of each individual child in accordance with his or her physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs.

We believe by fully implementing the Head Start Performance Standards the foregoing will prepare the child and family to be literate, responsible and contributing members of society. To best accomplish this vision, long term goals (three years) and objectives (one year) will be implemented.

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