From Both Sides of the Desk: Insights from a Head Start Teacher and Parent

Meet Chelsea Robinson, a dedicated Family Opportunity Advisor at the Eulander P. Kendrick Head Start Center, part of the Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA). Chelsea wears two hats in the Head Start community—she’s not only an integral member of the staff but also a parent.

Her son, Chase, is almost five years old and is on the autism spectrum. As Chase prepares to embark on his kindergarten journey this year, Chelsea brings a unique perspective to her role, understanding both the professional and personal challenges and triumphs of navigating early childhood education, especially for children with special needs.

Head Start is committed to ensuring that children, ages 0-5, with disabilities are afforded the same opportunities for inclusive classroom settings as other students throughout the state. Priority is given to children with disabilities who have been diagnosed with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Registration is now open for the 2024-2025 school year. For more information on our services, please contact 601-923-3950.