- Services for pregnant women, and children ages birth-5 years
- Support pregnant women and expectant families as they plan for the arrival of their new baby.
- Support parents and guardians in being their child’s first teachers and in making their home their first classroom.
- Supporting parents in building strong emotional attachments while maintaining a safe and secure home environment.
- Weekly visits by an early childhood educator help support children and families.
- Monthly socialization programs are available to all families enrolled, to provide parents an opportunity to observe and work with their child in a group setting with the support of their Home Visitor.
- The Home-based program utilizes Partners for a Healthy Baby for prenatal through age 3. This is a nationally recognized, research-based curriculum.
- Partners For a Healthy Baby contains a wide range of topics that are linked to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
- Addresses the goals of our program such as prenatal health; positive parenting; enhanced child health and development; infant mental health; economic self-sufficiency.
- The Home-Based preschool program utilizes the Home Visitors Guide to the Creative Curriculum for implementation during their visits.
- Loving, safe, and stimulating environments for infants, toddlers and preschoolers
- Infants and young toddlers’ engage in activities that focus on individual development, encourage exploration, and support strong emotional attachments with teachers.
- Older toddlers and preschoolers engage in activities that include dramatic play, sensory exploration, blocks, puzzles, painting, music and movement, and fine and gross motor development; which focus on learning objectives.
- Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace.
- We believe that play is the work of children and is integral in developing school readiness skills for continued success.
- The Children’s Community Head Start Birth to Five center-based program utilizes the Creative Curriculum.
- The Creative Curriculum is a developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum that is aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, the New York State Early Learning Guidelines, and the NYS Pre-K Foundation for the Common Core.
- UPK classes incorporate the goals and objectives of the district curricula.