Head Start is a federal and state funded comprehensive preschool program for low-income children ages three through five. It provides children with a developmentally appropriate preschool experience. The program ensures that young children get health checkups and treatment, oral health screenings, and that they are fed a nutritious hot meal every day. Head Start is unique in its comprehensive approach to the needs of children and families, which adheres to federally designated standards.
Our preschool program operates in area schools 2 to 4 days a week depending on location.
School bus transportation may be available .
Individualized learning experiences that promote school readiness and nurture every child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth.
SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Early identification and intervention to support children with disabilities and their inclusion in all program experiences.
Specialized family partnerships, goal setting, referrals, parenting education and ongoing support. Opportunities to volunteer, to learn and practice new skills, and to socialize.
Healthy meals that meet USDA standards and nutrition education for children and parents.
Opportunities for parents to participate in Policy Council to learn parent advocacy and make decisions that drive our program.
Our classrooms use Creative Curriculum, a research-based and research-proven solution for effective teaching strategies in early childhood. Using exploration and discovery children learn to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
Promotion of medical and dental examinations, immunizations, comprehensive health screenings, and necessary follow-up services for each child. Promotion of mental health and wellness.