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Willard Head Start Center

Site Administrator: Gloria Chambers

What is your educational background?
I attended Tri- C Community College where I received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Then, I continued my education at Cleveland State University where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?
I enjoy working with the children and their families on a daily basis, especially during special event opportunities. Family engagement is crucial to the success of the Head Start program and for each child’s educational journey.

What inspires you to do your job?
I get my inspiration from the smiles and the hugs, including the “leg hugs” that I get from the children throughout the school year. To know that I impacted and made a difference in young lives and our future generations gives me great joy.

What’s one thing you want parents to know about your site?
Willard Head Start became the first Step Up To Quality 5-Star rated site for the CEOGC program. Our teachers and entire staff provide children with a healthy foundation they can build on for years to come. We not only cultivate abilities, but spark interest and passion in learning! By doing so, rather than being one step behind, our children enter elementary school prepared, ready to learn, and on the right path to success. From the beginning, we focus on the well-being of the whole child, through the provision of in-depth nutrition, health, education and family development services. Recognizing that these are the critical foundations for learning, we will continue to reach and serve families using this comprehensive approach.

For more information and to enroll, call the Willard Head Start Center at (216) 651-5154.

This center is 5 star certified by Ohio’s Step Up to Quality star rating system!