In our classrooms, teachers use the Creative curriculum to support children in reaching their developmental goals. In addition teachers utilize Teaching Strategies GOLD which focuses on "the whole child" and on all aspects of development including: social / emotional, physical, cognitive and language.
Teachers use the Incredible Years curriculum to support children in becoming caring and responsible members of their classroom community. Incredible Years also focuses on parent education and how they can help build social and emotional skills in children at home.
Head Start welcomes children with special needs. We offer an array of individualized classroom and therapeutic services to children and families who may need more support with developmental and / or social emotional growth. These services include developmental screenings, observations and referrals for children who may be experiencing developmental delays and may need more support to succeed in the classroom. If your child already has an Individualized Education Plan, we will work with the local school district to provide special education services and other therapy services (speech and occupational therapy) to your child.
Back-and-Forth folders are sent home to parents / caregivers to facilitate communication between home and classroom. Staff keeps parents / guardians informed about classroom activities, events, community resources, and provide individual information about each child. Parents are encouraged to provide their input on classroom menus and curriculum activities.
Teacher Home Visits
Teachers provide two home visits per year. The first home visit provides an opportunity for the teacher, teacher assistant and parents/caregivers to get to know each other. During the second home visit, the teacher discusses the child's progress and, if applicable, plans for the child's transition to the next learning environment.
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Parents also let us know how their child is doing and what their goals for their child are by attending parent / teacher conferences throughout the year. These important steps help staff with the program’s overall goal of meeting the Head Start educational objectives for each child.
Head Start provides support services to all of our children, and also individualizes services for children and families who may need more support with developmental and / or social emotional growth. These services include developmental screenings, observations, and referrals for children who may be experiencing developmental delays and may need more support to succeed in the classroom.
Field trips and other special activities are planned to enhance the Head Start child's educational learning experiences.