Danya Wins 5-year Head Start Contract Renewal
Silver Spring, Maryland (May 14, 2015)—Danya International, Inc. (Danya), a communications, research, and technology company, recently won the 5-year Office of Head Start National Monitoring System Support contract.
All Head Start programs must, by law, undergo multiyear monitoring throughout the life of each of their 5-year grants. Danya, as the monitoring contractor, is responsible for recruiting highly qualified, knowledgeable reviewers; scheduling and staffing all monitoring reviews; and producing the final monitoring reports that will be sent to each Head Start program.
The Head Start program began in 1965 to promote the school readiness of low-income children through the provision of comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services to these children and their families. Now celebrating its 50th year of service, Head Start has served more than 32 million children and their families.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to continue to provide excellent monitoring support services to the Office of Head Start," states Danya’s CEO, Dr. Jeff Hoffman. "Head Start is the national model for providing early childhood education within the context of comprehensive health and social services and intense parental engagement," continues Dr. Hoffman. "Years of research show that this model can lay the foundation for a successful future for children, and can change the course of generations, but only when the Head Start programs maintain a high level of quality. This is our job—to help the Office of Head Start to ensure that high-quality education and care is maintained consistently across the country."
Danya has been a part of the Head Start community since 1999, and is pleased to be able to continue its relationship with one of our nation’s premier social service programs. We look forward to working with the Office of Head Start to help ensure that all enrolled Head Start children and families are receiving the comprehensive, high-quality services that we know can make such a difference in improving the lives of some our nation’s most disadvantaged families.
About Danya International, Inc.
Danya International is dedicated to making an impact in health, education, and food security. Danya is a leader in providing technology-enabled solutions by using innovative communications, evaluation, and technology programs. Danya is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about the company, visit www.danya.com.