e4c Head Start & Early Learning Services
e4c recognizes the importance of education and skill development in helping families to move toward healthy, positive, lasting change.
Learning new skills and expanding knowledge is beneficial to anyone at any age, but is particularly relevant to children and youth who have a lifetime to utilize what they learn. That’s why we’ve developed a range of programs designed to reach and inspire children and youth. Our Head Start & Early Learning program focuses on children from 2.8 years old to age 5, focusing on building new skills through play, and preparing children to enter kindergarten.
e4c Early Learning Services is a comprehensive preschool and family support program for families with low income. Each child attends the program for four half-days per week. A team of professionals, including teachers, family support workers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and other health professionals, work with the child and family to enhance growth and development. Parents are involved in setting goals for themselves and their child over the course of a year.
Learning is supported through specialized services with a team of professionals to enhance growth and wellness, including:
- Family Support Workers
- Speech Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Other health professionals
Family Support is offered to empower parents to be involved in:
- their child’s development
- to enhance family functioning
- social connections
- accessing community services
- information on parenting
- support families to advocate for themselves, through regular check ins, home visits, parent groups and English Conversation Circle
Free transportation (bus) is provided to and from school for children within the busing boundary.
Free healthy, nutritious snacks are provided.
Our Philosophy: Learning Through Play
Learning new skills and expanding knowledge is beneficial to anyone at any age, but is particularly relevant to children who have a lifetime to utilize what they learn.
In our classrooms, we follow the FLIGHT curriculum, designed to reach and inspire children. They will:
- Learn to make sense of the world around them by learning through play.
- Develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required try new experiences, and to be in new environments.
- Learn by being with other people, being active, and exploring new experiences,
- Communicate: Talking to themselves, and with others,
- Meet physical and mental challenges,
- Build skills by demonstrating how to do new things, practicing and repeating,
- Most importantly, have fun.
Curriculum and learning plans are designed to enhance the development of each individual child in preparing them for kindergarten.
Programs & Service Announcements
- Registration is now open for 2020-2021!
Family Support Workers foster growth through the whole family!
“Since the program, my family does more together and it’s been reflecting on our younger child as she interacts more and can count to 10.” – Early Learning family
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