Total Community Action, Inc.’s (TCA) Office for Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) is responsible for agency programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, and individuals. Programs administered by OCYF are designed to:
  • Promote the development of infants and toddlers and to enable their parents to fulfill their roles as parents and to move toward self-sufficiency,
  • Promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development in a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional function, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning,
  • Assist individuals, families, and parents in developing, implementing, and evaluating a path out of poverty – moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Help children to develop into healthy adults
OCYF has operational, administrative and programmatic oversight of all programs, services, and activities that directly impact children ages 0-11, their families, and individuals and families involved in the process of moving toward self-sufficiency. OCYF programs are designed to achieve the following outcomes
  • Individuals and families empowered to increase their own economic independence and productivity;
  • Strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on the quality of life and the development of children;
  • Partnerships with institutions, organizations, individuals, and agencies that enable solutions which transcend traditional agency boundaries;
  • Services planned, reformed, and integrated to improve needed access;
  • Young children “ready” for school upon transition from Head Start; and
  • Strong, community-based support systems for children as they transition from childhood into their pre-teen years.
Programs and Initiatives:
  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start
  • Total Family
  • Fatherhood/Male Involvement

TCA Head Start- Early Head Start Directory