Rachel is the quintessential Head Start parent. She is balancing her family life while working and also attending college. To pursue her goals, Rachel needed help, which came in the form of the education and child care provided to her family by Head Start and Early Head Start. Having her children at the Head Start Center during the day meant that Rachel had free time to pursue her own education. Rachel has completed her Associates degree and is now pursing a Bachelors degree through Virginia Intermont College. Rachel's younger child is enrolled at the Glade Center, where Rachel serves on the Parent Policy Council.