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Head start

  1. 1. Head Start and Early Head Start<br />By: Lindsay Barry<br />
  2. 2. Head Start…<br /><ul><li>was established in 1965.
  3. 3. is a federally funded comprehensive child development program.
  4. 4. serves low-income children ages three to five and their families.</li></li></ul><li>Early Head Start…<br /><ul><li>promotes healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women
  5. 5. enhances the development of infants – three year olds.
  6. 6. promotes healthy family functioning.</li></li></ul><li>Head Start Mission Statement:<br />Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.<br />
  7. 7. Head Start curricula should…<br /><ul><li>be adapted for each group.
  8. 8. support each child’s individual pattern of development and learning.
  9. 9. Provide for the development of cognitive skills by encouraging children to organize their experiences, to understand concepts, and to develop age-appropriate skills in literacy, numeracy, reasoning, problem-solving, and descion-marking as a foundation for school success.
  10. 10. Intergrate all educational aspects of health, nutrition, and mental health services into program activities.</li></li></ul><li>Head Start curricula cont…<br /><ul><li>Ensure that the program helps children develop emotional security and social relationships.
  11. 11. Enhance each child’s understanding of self as an individual and as a member of a group.
  12. 12. Provide each child opportunities to succeed to help develop feelings of competence, self-esteem, and positive attitudes toward learning.
  13. 13. Provide individual, small group, and large group activities both indoors and outdoors.</li></li></ul><li>

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