Education

Head Start’s educational program is a comprehensive curriculum that recognizes children have individual rates of development, learning styles, and varying interests. The children’s cultural background is taken into consideration when developing and executing thematic lessons. Head Start also encourages the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers when learning about their child and their interests. Education faculty make sure to include the parent and child’s input when determining what themes they want to learn and focus on throughout the school year.

Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children in 5 domains that include: social emotional, physical development and health, language and literacy, cognitive and general knowledge, and approaches to learning. Families are invested in their children’s learning and development, and they are poised to support the lifelong success of their child.

In order to meet the academic needs of our students, education staff is well-versed and trained in developing higher level of thinking, cooperative play, problem solving and critical thinking, and pre-writing, pre-reading, and pre-math skills to best prepare them for being life-long learners.  Education staff are effective in creating quality every day interactions with children, implementing a strong curriculum, assessing student’s progress regularly, and individualizing and differentiating teaching for the students. Our Head Start program, parents, and schools work together to promote school readiness and involve families as their children make the transition to kindergarten.