The Early Childhood Services Program is a comprehensive preschool program that provides children ages 3-5 and their families a wide range of services. All families who are enrolled in our program receive services in the areas of education, health, nutrition, disabilities and family services. We believe that the parent is the primary educator of their child and therefore, parent involvement is of the utmost importance. In combination with parent input and our school readiness goals, the Early Childhood Services Program is dedicated to preparing its students for a lifetime of academic success.
Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from age three to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in many areas such as language, literacy, and social and emotional development. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher. These programs help build relationships with families that support family well-being and many other important areas. To be eligible for this free program, the child must reside in the school district of the program location and must turn three years old by December 1st of the program year.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program is offered in collaboration with the local school districts. UPK is a high-quality educational program that prepares your four-year-old for future school success by developing strong foundational skills in early literacy and numeracy. To be eligible for this free program, the child must reside in the school district of the program location and must turn four years of age by December 1st of the program year.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in your local Head Start or UPK program, please click here for an application and more information on eligibility and the enrollment process.