Head Start Program


Our Mission as Head Start parents and staff

“Head Start provides a supportive and consistent preschool educational environment for children and families through open communication, exceptional resources, and positive role modeling to help children and adults become successful and self-sufficient.”

 

SCS Head Start Brochure – Everything You Need to Know

 

 

Information on enrolling your child & print a pre-application

 

 

Confidentiality

The SCS Head Start Program respects the privacy of each Head Start participant and complies with the federal regulations on confidentiality of information. All information held by the program, whether gathered formally or informally, is private and protected. This includes medical history, family status, financial information, and other personal data. Our written Head Start policy on confidentiality is available for families and staff at each Head Start Center.

Parent and Community Involvement

Parent and community volunteers are urged to join in the Program as helpers in the classroom, kitchen, office, vehicles and many other Head Start activities. Volunteers are encouraged to keep a regular schedule. The children get used to seeing volunteers every Wednesday from 9-10 for instance, and look forward to each visit. We do not want to let them down.

Program Performance Standards

The Head Start Program of SCS follows Head Start Program Performance Standards, which explain the objectives and basic standards needed to meet our goals. All staff members are expected to be familiar with the Performance Standards and use them as a guide during the course of the year. Volunteers and parents are invited to become familiar with them. This Handbook contains the basic policies and procedures for all Centers.

Meals

We serve a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day at Head Start. Breakfast time is at 9:00 A.M. and Lunch is at noon. Menus are distributed to parents monthly through our SCS Head Start newsletter. We eat our meals family style, with children and adults seated together to serve themselves, eat and socialize.

Male Involvement in Head Start

Head Start is committed to having positive male involvement in the program. Among the ways young children are helped by a kind relationship with men are role development (being comfortable with males or females) social adjustment (getting along with other people), and cognitive development (thinking).

 

SCS Head Start Curriculum

SCS Head Start Curriculum is based on the two key elements essential for a positive and effective program. It is consistent with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and is grounded on sound child development principles about how children grow and learn. Children learn by having experiences with all their senses; playing and exploring in a variety of settings; experimenting and problem solving on their own and making mistakes.   

 

Click here to download a list of Head Start Center locations and Phone numbers.                     


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