Visiting Community Improvement Council – Head Start in Danville, VA
Community Improvement Council – Head Start program in Danville, Virginia is located in the beautifully refurbished Westmorland School built in 1926. The Head Start program has been at Westmorland School for two years and serves 204 “at risk” children ranging in age from three to five years old. Approximately 10% of the children have learning disabilities. The director, Roy Garner, has been working with the program for 33 years. He learned about Head Start after one of his children participated in the program. In fact, most of the teachers and workers are parents of the children. The Head Start program is developed for the entire family with a vision to “Reach the children, touch the family.“
They have been with Optima Health for almost 4 years and love the plans. They were able to offer three different options for the employees – which has been great.
Garner is quick to share, “We count on Optima Health.”