Head Start, Inc. provides bus transportation services to and from school, but it is not a guarantee that services will be provided to all children. Because we are limited by the size of our fleet and the number of our Transportation Staff, we appreciate families who are able to transport their own children. Their generosity and support in this area enables Head Start to offer busing to children who may not be able to attend without bus services.
All Head Start children receive training on how to be a safe bus rider and pedestrian, whether they ride the bus daily or only on special occasions. The curriculum includes:
- Being a safe bus rider
- Safely getting on and off the bus
- Crossing the street with help from an adult
- Danger zones around the bus
- Safely evacuating the bus in an emergency
- How to use a seat belt or restraint
Parents can help their children learn these skills by talking about them at home and when taking their children for a ride in the car.
Parents can help ensure a safe riding experience for children who ride a Head Start bus by carefully walking them to and from the bus stop. Children who have to cross the street to board or get off the bus should have their hand held by a parent or bus aide.
The Head Start Transportation Staff looks forward to partnering with parents to teach children skills and habits that will help them be safe riders and pedestrians at Head Start and at home.
Contact one of the following with any questions or concerns.