About The Head Start Program:
The five (5) major components of Head Start are Education, Health, Nutrition, Parent Involvement, and Social Services.
EDUCATION: Head Start's educational program is designed to meet each child's individual needs. It also aims to meet the needs of the community it serves and the communitiesí cultural characteristics. Every child receives a variety of learning experiences to foster intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.
Children participate in a variety of activities that include a scheduled outdoor time for learning and gross motor fun. Children are involved in a cooking activity on a weekly basis. This occurs during small group time. Children are encouraged to talk about their feelings, to learn about themselves and others.
They develop confidence and improve skills while interacting with their peers. The curriculum is based on self concept with the knowledge that a child who feels good and is confident will then succeed, grow and learn.