The Kingsley House Head Start program prepares preschool children for successful academic careers by using innovative methods to make learning how to read and write a fun activity. Our curriculum-based instruction is centered on facilitating an age-appropriate environment that allows children to learn through hands-on exploration and interaction.The program also encourages parents to participate in building strong academic foundations for their children. We also help build the capacity of parents and encourage them to participate in building strong academic foundations for their children through regular meetings, ongoing communication, and advocacy activities. In addition, the Head Start program supports families by serving as a safe and stimulating full day child care for working parents.
Early Head Start
Like Head Start, Early Head Start shares the approach of developing solid learning skills at a young age. These cognitive and behavioral skills play a vital role as young children begin to grow up. With our youngest participants only six weeks old, we are dedicated to extending the Kingsley House brand of quality educational childcare to infants and toddlers. The Early Head Start program provides quality child care, educational and recreational services to infants and toddlers between the ages of 6 weeks to 2 years. Our Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care includes dramatic play, music, books, puzzles and art. These activities help promote interest among parents in the activities planned for their children. We also actively engage parents to participate in their child’s education and recognize the importance of regular attendance to the foundation of their child’s educational career. Many of the children who complete the Early Head Start program at Kingsley House transition to our Head Start preschool.
- 1,136 infants, toddlers preschoolers and their families receive high quality early learning services and supports
- 90% of infants achieve essential developmental milestones in gross motor fine motor, cognitive, language, self-help and social and emotional skills
- 80% of preschoolers successfully achieve core cognitive, communication, personal, social and motor skills that are key components for school readiness
- 357 volunteers (Head Start parents and the community) assist with program activities through out the year