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Fostering the development and well-being of children and their families in Sarpy County.

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Early Head Start Education and Early Childhood Development Services
  • Two program options—Center Base and Home Base
  • Qualified staff in the field of Early Childhood Development
  • Researched based curriculum with sound child development principles are implemented in each program option
    1. Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Two’s (center base)
    2. Parents As Teachers-Born to Learn Pre-natal to 3 year olds (home base)
  • Both curriculums are practical and easy to understand
  • Individualized education plans are developed in partnership with the staff and parents
  • Staff continually conduct child assessments throughout the year to meet each infant and toddlers individual needs
  • Activities are planned to offer infants and toddlers opportunities to explore and discover the world around them
  • A nurturing, safe, clean, attractive and suitable, classroom environment fosters optimum learning and development with age-appropriate equipment, materials and activities available
  • Interactions between infants, toddlers and adults are respectful and supportive of their gender, culture, language, ethnicity and/or family composition
  • Infants and toddlers have the opportunity to build trust, to develop an understanding of self and the world around them
  • Communication between staff and parents about their infant or toddler is open and encouraged
  • Home visits and/or parent teacher conferences for infants and toddler are planned collaboratively with parents to support their child’s optimal development
  • Parents are supported by staff in their roles as their infants or toddlers "first" teachers

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Head Start Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Safe, nurturing, enjoyable and secure learning environment.
  • Help children gain awareness, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in their present environment and to deal with later responsibilities in life.
  • Each child is treated as an individual in an inclusive community that values, respects and responds to diversity.
  • Varied experiences are provided to support children’s growth and development, which includes physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each child.
  • Daily individual and group activities using a variety of materials.
  • Parents are integral partners in developing and implementing curriculum.
  • Parents are invited to volunteer in the classroom.
  • Home visits and parent conferences are provided to each child and family.
  • Highly qualified teachers who receive on-going training.
  • Supports children’s emerging literacy and numeracy skills according to the developmental level of each child.
  • Daily outdoor and indoor activities to promote physical development.
  • Use Creative Curriculum For Preschoolers that is consistent with Head Start Performance Standards and is based on sound child development principles about how children grow and learn.
  • Computers are in every classroom.
  • On-going assessment of each child’s growth and development.

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