Staff immediately began searching for a shelter that would welcome Sweeten’s family, and within two weeks had connected her with Family Promise. While working as many as three jobs, she began substitute teaching for Head Start. She loved working with kids and could finally realize her dream of becoming a teacher.
After four months, Sweeten was offered a permanent position as an assistant teacher where she has since earned her Child Development Associate Credential and plans to pursue her degree in early childhood education. Recently, she was preapproved to purchase her own home.
King is now a first grader, and Sweeten credits Head Start as the catalyst for both his educational success and a brighter future for her entire family.
You can sign up for Head Start/Early Head Start in Butler and Preble counties by calling (513) 785-6850 or MVCDC (937) 226-5664 in Montgomery and Clark counties.