Structured Routines and Schedules
School Readiness Skills
Services for Children with Disabilities
Screenings and Ongoing Assessments
Dual Language Program
Social/Emotional Development & Activities
Outdoor Learning Experiences
Education & Disabilities
Children's readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. These include social skills, emotional well-being, language and literacy skills, mathematics, and science concepts. Early learning experiences also include the cultural and language heritage of each child and family in relevant ways. Parents, including grandparents, foster parents, and other primary caregivers, are recognized as children’s first and most influential teachers. Their knowledge of their children is central to each child’s individualized approach. Additionally, Head Start programs work with families, school districts and other entities to facilitate a smooth transition to kindergarten for each child.
Lead, Hemoglobin and BMI Screenings
Medical and Dental Case Management
Staff Certified in First Aid & CPR
Clean and Safe Environments
Hearing and Vision Screenings
Indoor/Outdoor Physical Development
Health Literacy Sessions
Health and physical development are crucial for early learning opportunities that require children to fully explore and experience their environment. Head Start programs provide safe and healthy learning experiences indoors and outdoors. All children receive health screenings and nutritious meals, and programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure children are receiving the care and attention they need. Children receive support for building resiliency to cope with possible adverse effects of trauma. Families also receive mental health consultation focused on each child's needs.
Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, And Snacks
Menus Developed by Registered Dietitians
Family Nutrition Sessions
Family Style Dinning
Low Sugar Menu
Flexible Menus for Special Dietary Needs
Menus Developed in Accordance to USDA and CACFP Guidelines
Our program has a nutrition program that meets the nutritional requirements and feeding needs of each child at no cost to families. This includes children that have disabilities or require special dietary assistance. We serve a variety of different foods, taking into consideration the ethnic or cultural preferences of the family, as a means of broadening each child’s food experience and willingness to try new things.
The nutritional portion of our program is funded by USDA Food and Consumer Services Child Nutrition Programs. We provide meals and snacks that account for one-third of the your child’s daily nutritional needs for part-day services and one-half to two-thirds of your child’s daily nutritional needs for full-day participants. Breakfast is provided to children all children present.
Parent Engagement Activities and Leadership Opportunities
Supporting Families to Meet Their Needs and Achieve Goals
Community Resources and Services
Child Development & Parenting Workshops
Wellness Support Services Available
Parent Advocacy and Training
Parents and families are offered program services to support family well-being and to achieve family goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families in the learning and development of their child.