The Head Start Advantage
What Will My Child Learn In Head Start?
Our children will learn many new skills during their time with us in Early Head Start/Head Start. Your child will learn age appropriate skills in social & emotional development and language & literacy development as well as math, science, and problem solving skills. Our goal is to prepare children with the necessary school readiness skills needed for success in school and later learning in life!
Do Children Just Play In Head Start?
Young children learn best by doing! By playing, children use a hands-on approach to development. When you visit the center, you will see children doing their work by playing. Play means using real objects, exploring, creating, problem solving, and role playing. Through play, children pose problems and develop solutions.
Will My Child Learn To Count, Write, Read, Or Say The Alphabet?
In the Head Start learning environment, children will learn about all these things! Research has shown us different ways of teaching so that we can make the most of children’s emergent literacy skills. Our Head Start classrooms offer the best in materials and activities to foster learning and the development of all skills appropriate to your child’s developmental age.
Our Goal Is To Help Every Child Be Ready For School.
We collaborate with kindergarten teachers to better understand the Standards Of Learning (SOL) for Kindergarten. We engage children in activities that are appropriate and necessary to be ready to enter kindergarten. Your child with be actively involved in using materials such as paint, glue, sand, water and outdoor equipment.
The teaching staff is required by Head Start regulations to make at least two home visits & two parent/teacher conferences per child per year.
These visits will take place in your home with you and your child. During these visits your child’s development and progress will be discussed and plans for your child will be developed jointly. Parent/teacher conferences will be conducted in your child’s classroom. This is a good time for you to talk to staff about goals you have for your child.