Programs and Curriculum

Home-Based Programming

  • 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.

Home-Based Curriculum

  • 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.

Center-Based Programming

  • 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.

Center-Based Curriculum

  • 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.

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